Child care subsidy changes a win for families and the nation, but more work to do

Child care subsidy changes a win for families and the nation, but more work to do

Leading early childhood education and care (ECEC) organisation, The Front Project has welcomed the introduction of legislation into the Australian Parliament to lift the Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

September 28, 2022

 Evidence base vital to inform three-year-old kindergarten programs in Victoria and beyond

Evidence base vital to inform three-year-old kindergarten programs in Victoria and beyond

A five-year research project to evaluate three-year-old kindergarten in Victoria was officially launched by Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt at Dulap Wilim Pre-school in Sunbury today.

June 24, 2022

Your invitation to join a generation of catalytic leaders building long-term change in early learning

Your invitation to join a generation of catalytic leaders building long-term change in early learning

The Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) sector is set to undergo major changes given the recent announcements by the Victorian and New South Wales governments.

June 23, 2022

Calling all Victorian educators studying or about to study to become an ECT!

Calling all Victorian educators studying or about to study to become an ECT!

Early childhood workers will be supported to upskill and become kindergarten teachers, thanks to an innovative new partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and the Front Project.

May 24, 2022

New report shines light on higher rates of child developmental vulnerability in rural, remote and regional areas

New report shines light on higher rates of child developmental vulnerability in rural, remote and regional areas

The percentage of children experiencing developmental vulnerability before they start school is significantly higher in remote and outer regional areas than in cities, according to new analysis of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data released by The Front Project today.

May 11, 2022

Second round funded opportunity for diploma qualified educators to become Early Childhood Teachers in Victoria now open

Second round funded opportunity for diploma qualified educators to become Early Childhood Teachers in Victoria now open

The Front Project is excited to announce we are working with the Victorian Department of Education and Training and the Australian Catholic University to offer this exceptional opportunity for diploma qualified educators to become Early Childhood Teachers.

April 27, 2022

Federal Budget: Positive initiatives, but more work needed to help children experiencing disadvantage to access early education

Federal Budget: Positive initiatives, but more work needed to help children experiencing disadvantage to access early education

The Front Project CEO Jane Hunt says measures to ease the financial burden on families for early childhood education and care (ECEC), enhanced paid parental leave, and further investment to establish additional ECEC services in remote, rural and regional areas announced in the Federal budget, are most welcome.

March 30, 2022

Budget a vital opportunity to help disadvantaged children access early education

Budget a vital opportunity to help disadvantaged children access early education

The Front Project is calling on the Australian Government to use the upcoming Budget to make sure no child misses out on the benefits of early education and care (ECEC) by addressing the barriers to access currently faced by children living in disadvantaged circumstances.

March 22, 2022

Exceptional Opportunity for Diploma Qualified Educators to Become Early Childhood Teachers in Victoria

Exceptional Opportunity for Diploma Qualified Educators to Become Early Childhood Teachers in Victoria

The Front Project is excited to announce we are working with the Victorian Department of Education and the Australian Catholic University on an exceptional opportunity for diploma qualified educators to become Early Childhood Teachers.

February 16, 2022

Philanthropy backs Australian-first study of Three-Year-Old Kinder with $5.7 million

Philanthropy backs Australian-first study of Three-Year-Old Kinder with $5.7 million

Philanthropy backs Australian-first study of Three-Year-Old Kinder with $5.7 million Australia’s largest philanthropic foundation will spend $5.7 million to undertake a landmark evaluation of the state-wide roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in Victoria.

November 23, 2021

Early learning connection hub brings community support online in wake of pandemic

Early learning connection hub brings community support online in wake of pandemic

new Online Community will see some of the hardest working “unsung heroes” throughout the pandemic get the support they need to continue supporting others.

October 20, 2021

It’s hard work for families to make sure kids can learn and play

It’s hard work for families to make sure kids can learn and play

One of biggest opportunities we have to get parents into jobs and give young children the best start to life is to improve the way Australian families experience our early learning system.

June 16, 2021

Extra funding for early learning will help Australian families and our economic comeback

Extra funding for early learning will help Australian families and our economic comeback

The latest Budget commitment marks an important step in building a high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) system that delivers benefits to all children and their families. 

May 2, 2021

Access to early learning now can reverse the growing disadvantage facing Australian families

Access to early learning now can reverse the growing disadvantage facing Australian families

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is key to addressing one of the largest increases in disadvantage that Australian families have ever faced.

November 30, 2020

Australia’s recovery hinges on early learning

Australia’s recovery hinges on early learning

The reason why early childhood education and care (ECEC) is one of the hottest topics from this week’s Federal Budget and Budget Reply speeches is because it impacts every Australian.

October 9, 2020

Optimising the Child Care Subsidy will get families back to work and the economy back on track

Optimising the Child Care Subsidy will get families back to work and the economy back on track

Optimising the current Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will improve affordability for families, get parents back into the workforce and significantly boost the nation’s GDP.

September 7, 2020

How Australia can invest in children and return more

How Australia can invest in children and return more

Evidence-based early intervention can radically change outcomes for Australian children and young people. Download media release.

December 12, 2019
Investing in early childhood education doubles the return to Australia

Investing in early childhood education doubles the return to Australia

The first comprehensive Australian analysis of the economic impact of early childhood education. Download media release.

June 19, 2019