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

The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper

The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper

The new Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) Evidence Paper,  highlights the significance of the first 1000 days for child development.

ELACCA and Parenthood Letter to QLD Candidates

ELACCA and Parenthood Letter to QLD Candidates

The following letter was to the Queensland Labor Party, Queensland Opposition, The Greens and One Nation Party from the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia, The Parenthood, Goodstart Early Learning and The Creche and Kindergarten Association addressing election comm...

Video: Brain Development

Video: Brain Development

Goodstart Early Learning has a strong commitment to spreading the message about the value of early learning. They are producing a range of new video resources to highlight the value of early education and during the critical first 5 years of a child's life. https://www.y...

Early help could reduce regional kids’ disadvantage

Early help could reduce regional kids’ disadvantage

Geoff Egan reports on the disadvantages faced by rural and remote children in Queensland that lead to reading problems, poorer academic results are higher chances of not finishing year 12. Access the full article from the Sunshine Coast Daily <...

The Smart Start

The Smart Start

This Queensland election, you have the opportunity to . Queensland parents, early childhood educators and service providers have developed a five-point plan to ensure every Queensland child reaches their full potential.

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Lifting Our Game- Report

Lifting Our Game- Report

Susan Pascoe AM and Professor Deb Brennan's report on the review to achieve educational excellence in Australian schools through early childhood interventions can be viewed here:  

Time for Action- Calling for Universal Early Learning for Every Australian Child

Time for Action- Calling for Universal Early Learning for Every Australian Child

We the undersigned, call on federal, state and territory governments to accept and implement the recommendations of the Lifting our Game1 report to achieve sustained educational excellence in Australian schools, by increasing participation of all children in quality early ch...

The Hon. Amanda Rishworth Addresses the McKell Institute

The Hon. Amanda Rishworth Addresses the McKell Institute

On 17 May 2018, The Hon. Amanda Rishworth MP addressed the McKell Institute and discussed her priorities as Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development.    

Quality Counts: For Every Child, Every Family, Our Economy and the Nation

Quality Counts: For Every Child, Every Family, Our Economy and the Nation

The undersigned organisations call upon the New South Wales and Australian Governments to work together to negotiate a long-term commitment to the National Quality Agenda on Early Childhood Education and Care, whilst maintaining the consistent application of the Education an...

Open Letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Open Letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia congratulate the NSW Government for recognising the benefits of two years of quality early childhood education on children’s developmental trajectories, including improved lifelong education, health, wellbeing and economic o...