The Australian Government is developing an Early Years Strategy (the Strategy) to shape its vision for the future of Australia’s children and their families.
Recognising how critical the early years are for children’s development and continued success over their lifetime, the Strategy will aim to deliver the best possible outcomes for Australian children.
The Strategy will help the Commonwealth create a more integrated, holistic approach to the early years and better support the education, wellbeing and development of Australia’s children. It will seek to support improving coordination between Commonwealth programs, funding and frameworks impacting early childhood development.
And they need YOUR help.
The government has released a call for public submissions on the strategy’s discussion paper, which will help steer the direction of the Commonwealth’s Early Learning Strategy.
This means you can have your say on early years’ policies and programs across the Commonwealth for the next decade, providing a vision of what Australia wants to achieve for children and families in the early years.
Have your say here: https://engage.dss.gov.au/early-years-strategy/