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Webinar: Early Childhood Education policy

Quality early childhood education has a significant positive impact on a child’s development and future learning outcomes. Children who attend early childhood education for at least a year before starting school are half as likely to have developmental vulnerabilities when they start school as children who have not received early learning services.

On Thursday 11 March between 12:00pm and 1:30pm (AEDT) this free ACOSS Policy Webinar will explore the future of early childhood education in Australia – how do we make early childhood education affordable for families on low incomes, ensure that all children receive a quality early childhood education, and achieve equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the early years?

Speakers include:

  • Facilitated by Samantha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia
  • Catherine Liddle, CEO, Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)
  • Kate Griffiths, Grattan Institute’s Budget Policy & Institutional Reform program, and co-author of the report Cheaper childcare: A practical plan to boost female workforce participation
  • Jay Weatherill, CEO, Thrive by Five

Register here.