The Front Project and The Apiary Fellowship is bringing together diverse perspectives from children and families as well as from all corners of the early learning system, for future generations in Australia.
Australia’s early learning system is diverse and complex. Children and families across Australia engage with the early learning system in a range of different settings. Similarly, different parts of that system - early childhood education and care services, playgroups, health and early intervention services or the myriad of other settings that contribute to a child’s early learning experience – may have different goals and objectives in how to best support children, and be able to access different policies and funding to be able to do so.
The future of the early years system is on the national agenda: the Australian Government has embarked on an ambitious and important early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy agenda, and is creating a whole of government approach to the ‘early years’ by developing an Early Years Strategy that will identify ways to deliver better outcomes for children and families across Australia. Additionally, a number of state and territory governments are pursuing their own reforms to increase access and affordability to ECEC for children in their jurisdictions.
The creation of a vision for early learning in Australia will enable us to develop strategies and pathways, build shared aspirations, and work together with a shared sense of purpose and connection, transforming the early learning system into one where every child, family and community can thrive. To support this, The Front Project and The Apiary Fellowship is bringing together diverse perspectives from children and families as well as from all corners of the early learning system, for future generations in Australia.