Consultation opens on draft ECEC national vision

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The department has begun collecting feedback on the draft national vision for early childhood education and care (ECEC).

Federal, state and territory education and early years ministers are developing a national long-term vision to drive future reform of the sector. The draft national vision recognises:

  • Quality ECEC has learning and development benefits for children in the most formative period of their lives. This can be especially significant for children from vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
  • An affordable and accessible ECEC system supports parents to work and study, especially women. This in turn supports the Australian economy to grow and prosper.

Consultation is open until 7 April 2023.

You can take part by completing an online survey or by making a written submission.