Leading early childhood education and care organisation, The Front Project, has congratulated the the New South Wales Labor Leader Chris Minns on his election victory and encouraged his new government to continue with the ECEC reform agenda in NSW.
Leading early childhood education and care organisation, The Front Project, has congratulated the Andrews Government on its re-election and noted that the government can now continue its landmark early childhood reforms.
Read the Front Project fact sheet on the changes to Paid Parental Leave (PPL), the new legislation is designed to give more families access to the payment, gives parents increased flexibility in how they take leave and encourages parents to share care to promote gender equality.
2022 was a huge year for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) system, not only for the Front Project, but for the amazing teachers, educators and sector professionals who continue to provide Australian children with the opportunity to engage with quality early learning during the earliest stages of their development.
Read the Front Project fact sheet on the changes to the Child Care Subsidy (CCS), the new legislation is designed to make early childhood educationand care (ECEC) more affordable for 96 per cent of families currently using child care, with no families being worse off.
The roots of Australia's ECEC system can be traced back to preschools established to educate children experiencing poverty during the depression of the 1890s.
‘The Apiary is a collective of leaders invested in creating a better future for children and families. We want to hear and amplify voices from the system on what the future of early learning in Australia should look and feel like.’
When the Front Project started 5 years ago, the advocacy intent was to influence the community, business and Government to support and implement 2 years of early learning in the years prior to school. We felt this was one way of tackling the level of developmental vulnerability and disadvantage children experience in Australia.
‘The Apiary’s promise is to walk with you as we lead, innovate, and shape the ECEC system, with your needs and future at its centre.’
For many, 2021 has been a year of unmet expectations. We planned as if lockdowns and border closures were behind us and we would recommence our close connections with all who play a role in our work. Hindsight reveals that this was indeed optimistic thinking.
I am pleased to announce that the Front Project has launched a new Online Community for anyone working with children and their families in early learning across.
I am pleased to share with you our latest research report, Work and play: Understanding how Australian families experience early childhood education and care.
The Australian Government’s announcement of new funding for early childhood education and care (ECEC) is an important win for all Australians.
Our early learning system is poised to improve the lives of every Australian during this year of recovery.
Last week The Front Project team reflected on the year that we are about to leave behind and – this may be surprising to some – we agreed that despite the challenges, 2020 delivered a lot to celebrate for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Australia.
The gaps in our society have been widened by COVID-19 and early childhood education can help bridge them.
I am pleased to share our latest resource aimed at improving wellbeing for children and their families by optimising the child care subsidy (CCS).
We have now published findings from our survey of teachers and educators during COVID-19 in our new paper 'Early Learning and COVID-19 - Experiences of Teachers and Educators at the Start of the Pandemic'.
This week we released findings from a survey of over 1000 parents and carers of young children who shared their experiences with early childhood education and care (ECEC) during COVID-19.
Over the past week we have released two major pieces of work as part of our renewed focus to support the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector through COVID-19:
The critical role of early childhood education in supporting young children‘s learning and development and supporting families to work has never been more evident than during the response to COVID-19.
A message on important lessons about early childhood education from our CEO, Jane Hunt.