This year’s federal budget confirmed the Australian Government’s commitment to rolling out the new Child Care Package which will commence on 2 July 2018. However, it fell short of confirming ongoing investment in the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education, which includes funding for all children to access 600 hours of a quality preschool program in the year prior to starting school. Currently, the budget only provides funding for the Universal Access program for the calendar year 2019. (more…)
CCSA welcomes today’s announcement by NSW Minister for Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell of two further investments in early childhood education and care:
- the continuation of a $2.5 million community grants program to support the engagement of Aboriginal children and disadvantaged children in early childhood education, and
- a new $2.0 million Start Strong Pathways program to support educational engagement of children prior to preschool and promote the importance of early childhood education to parents.
The Community Grants program will provide one-off grants of up to $7,000 for initiatives such as regular breakfasts, specialised staff, or transport initiatives to increase access for Aboriginal and disadvantaged children. In 2018, the program has also been extended to include metropolitan early childhood education services as well as regional and remote services. (more…)
The NSW Government has announced its Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education Strategy 2017 – 2022. This important new strategy focuses on “Ensuring every child in regional and remote NSW gets the best start to life”.
CCSA welcomes this important initiative that will help drive better outcomes for early childhood education in regional and remote areas of NSW. (more…)
Sarah Mitchell, Minister for Early Childhood Education, has recently released an update on the Department of Education’s future plans to support children with additional needs.
You can read the update here.
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