Leading early childhood education and care (ECEC) organisation, The Front Project, has welcomed the Albanese Government’s commitment to the Early Years after the successful National Early Years Summit held in Canberra last week.
The Front Project looks forward to the next steps in the development of the National Early Years Strategy.
The Front Project Acting CEO, Sally Trudgen, who attended the Summit said there was strong and consistent feedback from the sector to support the government’s agenda in rolling out an equitable, evidence-based and high-quality Early Years system for children in Australia.
“I’d like to congratulate the Federal Government for organising this Summit and genuinely listening to ECEC experts,” Ms Trudgen said.
“The National Summit showed the government has a genuine commitment to understanding the different nuances and perspectives in the sector from experts, professionals, parents and children.
“There was also a clear recognition that states and territories need to work together with the Federal Government to realise the full impact for children.”
Ms Trudgen said that the Albanese Government’s forthcoming Early Years Strategy should ensure all Australian children, regardless of where they live or are born, have the same access to high quality ECEC.
“Convening the Summit and the delivery of the upcoming Strategy is an important first step to give Australians the vision for the future of the Early Years,” Ms Trudgen said.
“The next step is to work across departments and jurisdictions to ensure no one is left out and no one is left behind.
“We are looking forward to an Early Years Strategy that reflects the input from sector experts, families and children which creates the political environment for inclusivity, no matter a child’s ability, where they were born or which family they were born into.
“We stand ready to work collaboratively with the Albanese Government to ensure we get this Strategy and the next steps right.”