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.