Closing the Gap in early childhood education and development outcomes

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Minister for Education and Youth, the Hon Alan Tudge MP and Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP have announced a package of early childhood measures as part of the Australian Government’s commitment to achieving Closing the Gap targets.

The package includes:

  • expanding the Connected Beginnings program
  • growing the Community Child Care Fund Restricted program
  • expanding the Early Years Education Program
  • trialling a new teaching model to strengthen literacy and numeracy early learning.

More information is available in Minister Tudge’s and Minister Wyatt’s media release.