ELACCA welcomes 54 Queensland educators to new workforce upskilling program
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ELACCA welcomes 54 Queensland educators to new workforce upskilling program

Media release    12 July 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) is delighted to launch its ITE Boost Queensland program today, welcoming 54 early childhood educators to an accelerated teaching degree course, featuring specialised wrap-around supports and scholarships.  The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Boost Queensland program is funded by the Queensland Government,…

ELACCA applauds South Australian Government on new early childhood workforce strategy
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ELACCA applauds South Australian Government on new early childhood workforce strategy

Media release    25 June 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has welcomed South Australia’s Early Childhood Workforce Strategy released on 22 June. The strategy is a component of the South Australia’s $1.9 billion investment in the early years. ‘We congratulate Education Minister Blair Boyer on the new strategy to grow and…

Welcome funding in the NSW 2024/25 Budget
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Welcome funding in the NSW 2024/25 Budget

Media release    25 June 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) welcomes continued investment in early learning and care provided in the New South Wales 2024/25 Budget. The New South Wales Budget is focussed on affordability and access to quality early learning and care, and further supporting and upskilling our workforce. The…

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 looks forward to transformational investment in the early learning workforce 
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ELACCA looks forward to transformational investment in the early learning workforce 

Media release    14 May 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has welcomed today’s Federal Budget, which includes a commitment to build and sustain the early learning and care workforce via a wage subsidy.  ‘We congratulate Treasurer Jim Chalmers, Minister Clare and Minister Aly on this vital investment in a qualified, highly-valued…

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…

ELACCA welcomes new member CEO from Nido Early School 
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ELACCA welcomes new member CEO from Nido Early School 

Media release    9 April 2024   The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has warmly welcomed its newest member, Ms Renee Bowman, Chief Executive Officer of Nido Early School.  Ms Bowman was previously the UK CEO of Junior Adventures Group, which also operates children’s education and care services in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland….

Queensland scholarship program to build the early childhood teacher workforce 
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Queensland scholarship program to build the early childhood teacher workforce 

Media release    8 March 2024  The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) congratulates the Queensland Government on the launch of its Qualifications Pathways Program (QPP), which will provide hundreds of early childhood educators with scholarships and support to upskill to a Bachelor qualification.  ‘The Queensland Early Childhood Workforce Strategy will be critical to…