2017 Report

The State of early learning in Australia 2017 Report provides a high-level snapshot of quality, participation and affordability of early childhood education and care in Australia. 

It shows areas of improvement by state/territory governments and Commonwealth and makes the case that the state of early learning in Australia must improve to build Australia’s future prosperity.

Watch video on highlights from the report.

The report builds on the first edition:  State of early learning in Australia 2016 Report.

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Campaign Briefings

Early Learning Matters Political Briefing - 2pg pdf
Action required for Australia to catch up to the global early education revolution.

Early Learning Matters Factsheet for Families - 2pg pdf
Families deserve more support so all children can benefit from early learning

 Everyone Benefits campaign Briefing - 2pg pdf

Why we need a campaign and how everyone benefits from increased support for early learning.

Everyone Benefits campaign Factsheet - 2pg pdf

The evidence showing the education, economic and social benefits of investing in early learning. 


Further reading 

Educators Toolkit, these resources are designed to help you communicate the benefits of early childhood education. 

Early bird catches the worm: The causal impact of preschool participation and teacher qualifications on Year 3 national NAPLAN cognitive testsMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne, October 2013.

UK Effective Pre-School, Primary & Secondary Education study
The HighScope Perry Preschool StudyHigh/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The Heckman Equation: Invest in early childhood development: Reduce deficits, strengthen the economy
Heckman curve graph.

Putting a value on early childhood education and care in AustraliaJames van Smeerdijk, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Australia, September 2014.

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