Early Learning

Early Learning Programmes

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Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

The Australian Early Development Census is a population measure of how young children in Australia have developed by the time they start their first year of full-time school. The AEDC looks at groups of children in the community, not individuals.

Early Learning Languages Australia

The application process for Expressions of Interest for the 2019 Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) preschools program and the ELLA F-2 schools trial is now open. ...

English Language Learning for Indigenous Children (ELLIC)

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.

Information on Early Learning and Care Centres

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.

Universal Access to Early Childhood Education

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.