Early Learning and Care Council of Australia welcomes three new members

Media release

2 June 2021

The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) is pleased to announce our expansion to include three new members. This brings the number of ELACCA members to 19, drawn from the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors, delivering preschool/kindergarten and long day care services to more than 221,000 children.

The new members of ELACCA are:

  • Edge Early Learning (Annie Bryce, CEO)
  • Journey Early Learning (Anthony Smith, Co-Founder)
  • One Tree Community Services (Karri Hillier, CEO).

‘We are delighted to welcome these three new members to ELACCA,’ said CEO Elizabeth Death.

‘Our new members reinforce the diversity of ELACCA and also increase our geographical footprint, which now stretches from the Kimberley region of Western Australia to the south of Tasmania. This gives us a window onto the experiences of young children, their families and communities across the country.’

‘Importantly, our new members have signed up to ELACCA’s goal of raising the quality of early learning and care across Australia, through innovation, research and strong engagement with our communities and governments.’

In total, the 19 ELACCA members operate 2,313 early learning and care services across Australia, in every state and territory. They provide more than 25 per cent of all the approved early learning places in Australia and employ more than 54,000 people.

Since its establishment in 2014, ELACCA has sought to use its scale and reach to pursue better early learning outcomes for all young Australians.

The organisation’s work program covers three areas:

  • building higher quality in early learning and care services
  • building the educator workforce
  • improving equity of access to early learning for all children.