Current sector news and media releases published by Early Learning and Care Council of Australia

The Heckman Equation

The Heckman Equation

Click  to download a pdf copy of this report. 'There's more to gain by taking a comprehensive approach to early childhood development' writes James J. Heckman, Professor of Economic and Director of the Centre for the Economi...

The Life- cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program

The Life- cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program

Click  to download a pdf copy of this report. This article from the HCEO Working Paper Series discusses the large array of life-cycle benefits for disadvantaged children that result from an influential early childhood program.

Press Release: January 31 2017 Dear Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Press Release: January 31 2017 Dear Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

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Joint Submission to Senate Committee- 3 March 2017

Joint Submission to Senate Committee- 3 March 2017

Please click to access the joint submission.   Please click to view Early Childhood Australia's Evidence Brief on Two Days of Early Childhood Education and Care for all Children.

Sector welcomes stand alone childcare reform legislation and urges key changes.

Sector welcomes stand alone childcare reform legislation and urges key changes.

  Early learning peak bodies representing providers, families and educators have welcomed the Government’s decision to have childcare reform debated on its own merits. The Australian Childcare Alliance, Early Childhood Australia, the Early Learning and Care Coun...

Child Care Reform- How Does It Affect Australian Families?

Child Care Reform- How Does It Affect Australian Families?

A summary of the Child Care Reform was published by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) and can be viewed on their . Alternatively, the article can be viewed 

NSW Budget: $217 Million for Preschool Fee Relief

NSW Budget: $217 Million for Preschool Fee Relief

  Please click to view the Media Release from the NSW Department of Education. 9 June 2017 The NSW Budget is backing our youngest learners and making early childhood education more affordable for families with an additio...

Upgrading Kinders and Childcare Centres Brick By Brick

Upgrading Kinders and Childcare Centres Brick By Brick

  Please click to view the Media Release from the Jenny Mikados, Minister for Families & Children, Minister for Youth Affairs

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Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator

Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator

Now that the Jobs For Families package has passed, the Department of Education and Training have provided a Family Childcare Subsidy Estimator on their website. The estimator can be found  on the Department of Educ...

Early Moments Matter

Early Moments Matter

For every child,