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The Front Project Victorian Election Response

The Front Project Victorian Election Response

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. 

November 7, 2022

New Child Care Subsidy CCS Fact Sheet

New Child Care Subsidy CCS Fact Sheet

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.

November 7, 2022

Celebrating early educators, a cornerstone of children’s development

Celebrating early educators, a cornerstone of children’s development

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.

September 8, 2022

Apiary Convening July 2022 – A roadmap for collective action

Apiary Convening July 2022 – A roadmap for collective action

‘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.’

August 18, 2022

Recent Funding Announcements in ECEC

Recent Funding Announcements in ECEC

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.

 

June 27, 2022

Apiary Convening – A promise to children

Apiary Convening – A promise to children

‘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.’

March 15, 2022

Looking towards 2022 as we farewell 2021

Looking towards 2022 as we farewell 2021

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. 

December 21, 2021

A message from Jane Hunt – new Online Community now open

A message from Jane Hunt – new Online Community now open

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.

October 20, 2021

A message from Jane Hunt - How will the new funding for ECEC impact every Australian?

A message from Jane Hunt - How will the new funding for ECEC impact every Australian?

The Australian Government’s announcement of new funding for early childhood education and care (ECEC) is an important win for all Australians. 

May 5, 2021

A message from Jane Hunt, Feb 2021

A message from Jane Hunt, Feb 2021

Our early learning system is poised to improve the lives of every Australian during this year of recovery.

February 9, 2021

We are in a time when more Australians understand and appreciate the value of quality early learning than ever before.

We are in a time when more Australians understand and appreciate the value of quality early learning than ever before.

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.

December 22, 2020

Families, Disadvantage & Early Childhood Education and Care in COVID-19

Families, Disadvantage & Early Childhood Education and Care in COVID-19

The gaps in our society have been widened by COVID-19 and early childhood education can help bridge them.

November 30, 2020

New Analysis: Optimising the Child Care Subsidy is good for children, families and the economy.

New Analysis: Optimising the Child Care Subsidy is good for children, families and the economy.

I am pleased to share our latest resource aimed at improving wellbeing for children and their families by optimising the child care subsidy (CCS).

September 9, 2020

New survey on how families experience ECEC

New survey on how families experience ECEC

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.

June 19, 2020

New analysis and research for ECEC during COVID-19

New analysis and research for 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: 

April 28, 2020

What will Australia’s early childhood education system  look like after COVID-19?

What will Australia’s early childhood education system look like after 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.

April 28, 2020

A message From Jane Hunt, April 2020

A message From Jane Hunt, April 2020

A message on important lessons about early childhood education from our CEO, Jane Hunt.

April 9, 2020