Thirty eight Early Learning and Care Centres are being established including six new Autism specific centres in areas where existing child care services cannot meet the demand for child care.
A key part of the Australian Government's commitment to supporting language study is the Early Learning Languages Australia program (ELLA). In the 2018-19 Budget, it was announced that the Government is committing further funding to continue the national availability of ELLA in preschools...
Universal access ensures that a quality preschool program (also referred to as kindergarten in some states) is available for all children in the year before full-time school.
The Australian Early Development Census is a population measure of how young children in Australia have developedby the time they start their first year of full-time school. The AEDC looks at groups of children in the community, not individuals.
The Australian Government has committed $5.9 million from 2017-18 to 2020-21 to trial a series of applications to be used in preschool to improve English literacy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children for whom English is a second language.