How we work
The Front Project works across the entire early learning system, connecting with people who work in and on the system and have the potential to effect change and remove barriers that disadvantage children and families.
This is a Systems Change approach that looks at the big picture to find out what we can do to ensure our ECEC system becomes the best it can be today and continues to deliver for generations to come. Read more about The Front Project’s approach to Systems Change.
Strategic anchor and imperatives
Our strategic anchor and imperatives are the guiding principles under which we approach our systems change activities.
ECEC has the potential to address children’s experiences of inequity, vulnerability, and intergenerational disadvantage, delivering both immediate and lifetime impacts.
Growing awareness of and belief in the multiple benefits that ECEC delivers, and supporting our communities to further this work in their own voices.
All levels of government recognise and advance policy that reflects the benefits of ECEC through education, workforce participation and equity.
Improving outcomes for children and families by building capacity and equipping individuals to innovate and collaborate, while working to address gaps in and across the ECEC system.
Support the sector’s goals for more teachers who are recognised professionally for their focus on quality. This will see them grow in their roles to drive better workplace conditions, creating more quality experiences for all children, and advancing their ability to meet individual needs for children experiencing disadvantage.
More Australians and especially ECEC professionals and families understand what quality means and looks like, and change is catalysed to ensure all children have quality ECEC experiences in any postcode or setting.
Our important work is made possible by funding from the Paul Ramsay Foundation, which is committed to breaking cycles of disadvantage by investing in partnerships with organisations that share this vision.
The Foundation’s support of the Front Project reflects our shared goal of helping young Australians overcome barriers to high-quality early childhood education and lift themselves out of cycles of disadvantage. We do this through direct work with educators and collaboration with industry, business and community leaders.
The Front Project also enjoys the support of the Woodside Development Fund, which shares our commitment to ensuring every child thrives in their development, learning and life.
The Fund achieves this by supporting programs and organisations that work to decrease developmental vulnerability and improve outcomes for children between birth and the age of eight.