Briefings & Factsheets

Everyone Benefits campaign Factsheet - 2pg pdf

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

Why early learning matters for Families - 2 pg pdf

A factsheet for families about how quality early learning benefits children's development

Heckman factsheet: Invest in early childhood development:Reduce deficits, strengthen the economy 

Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman outlines the social and economic benefits of government investment in early learning


Reports 
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.

See what we discovered in this video with animated highlights:

The 2017 report builds on the first edition: State of early learning in Australia 2016 Report.


Further reading 

Lifting our Game: Report of the review to achieve educational excellence in Australian schools through early childhood interventions , Susan Pascoe AM & Professor Deborah Brennan, Report Secretariat, State of Victoria, Dec 2017

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.

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

The Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education Project (EPPSE). Waldren, J. (2017). 

The HighScope Perry Preschool StudyHigh/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

 

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