ELACCA welcomes Queensland Government investment in children and families
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ELACCA welcomes Queensland Government investment in children and families

Media release    4 June 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has welcomed $501m investment from the Queensland Government through the release of the Putting Queensland Kids First: Giving our kids the opportunity of a lifetime plan. ‘We congratulate Premier Miles and Minister Farmer on developing and delivering this important plan, informed…

ELACCA welcomes $715m early learning investment in the 2024/25 South Australian Budget
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ELACCA welcomes $715m early learning investment in the 2024/25 South Australian Budget

Media release    3 June 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has welcomed investment of $715 million over five years through the 2024/25 South Australian Budget, delivered today. ‘We congratulate Premier Malinauskas and Minister Boyer on this significant and long-term investment in early learning in South Australia, and the commitment to addressing…

ELACCA welcomes the 2024-25 Victorian Budget
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ELACCA welcomes the 2024-25 Victorian Budget

Media release    7 May 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes funding for early learning in the 2024-25 Victorian Budget. We congratulate Minister for Children, Lizzie Blandthorn and the Allan Government on their continued investment in the early learning and care sector through: ELACCA also notes today’s announcement of delays in…

ELACCA welcomes Australia’s first national Early Years Strategy
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ELACCA welcomes Australia’s first national Early Years Strategy

Media release    7 May 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has welcomed today’s launch of the Australian Government’s Early Years Strategy. ‘We congratulate Minister Aly and Minister Rishworth on developing and delivering such a significant piece of policy work, which has required real commitment right across government,’ said ELACCA CEO Elizabeth…

QUT collaborates to empower early childhood educational leaders
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QUT collaborates to empower early childhood educational leaders

Media release   16 January 2024 QUT School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education has partnered with the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) and the Victorian Department of Education to deliver a comprehensive leadership development program tailored for educational leaders in Victoria’s early childhood workforce. Working closely with these partners, QUT will lead…

ELACCA welcomes draft Productivity Commission report on ECEC
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ELACCA welcomes draft Productivity Commission report on ECEC

Media Release 24 November 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes the Productivity Commission’s draft report into Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). The report includes ambitious recommendations to effect long-term, sustainable change for children in Australia – to improve availability, affordability, inclusivity and flexibility of quality early learning and care….

A timely and collaborative Early Childhood Workforce Strategy in Queensland
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A timely and collaborative Early Childhood Workforce Strategy in Queensland

Media Release 28 September 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) congratulates the Queensland Government on their 2023-27 Early Childhood Workforce Strategy released yesterday. The 4-year strategy has been designed to deliver a sustainable, qualified early childhood workforce and provide a comprehensive suite of initiatives to support the sector’s diverse needs. ELACCA…

A new Preschool Outcomes Measure welcome news for early learning sector
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A new Preschool Outcomes Measure welcome news for early learning sector

Media Release 28 September 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes today’s joint announcement from Australian, state and territory Education Ministers on the development and trial of a new Preschool Outcomes Measure. The Measure is a significant addition to the Preschool Reform Agreement progressed across all states and territories and the…

Wins for early learning and care in New South Wales through the 2023-24 Budget
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Wins for early learning and care in New South Wales through the 2023-24 Budget

Media Release 19 September 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes significant investment from the New South Wales Government, announced in the 2023-24 Budget. The Budget is focussed on affordability, workforce, and access to quality early learning and care, and provides important long-term certainty to the sector. The Budget commits to…

NSW funding boost to improve access, affordability and support our workforce
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NSW funding boost to improve access, affordability and support our workforce

Media Release 14 September 2023 The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes the announcement from the New South Wales Government, which provides more than $100 million to our sector through the Childcare and Economic Opportunity Fund. The funding provides important investment to support our workforce, and improve access and affordability to early…