Opinion

Families have their say on early childhood education and care

Families have their say on early childhood education and care

Australian families are at the centre of our early childhood education and care (ECEC) system.

June 17, 2021

Why it’s easy to get behind extra investment in early childhood education

Why it’s easy to get behind extra investment in early childhood education

Who had money on early childhood education and care (ECEC) creating the biggest pre-Budget buzz this year?

May 3, 2021

Sophisticated, robust and vital’ is the most accurate way to describe early learning

Sophisticated, robust and vital’ is the most accurate way to describe early learning

Despite latest claims by some loud voices, our early childhood education and care (ECEC) system is remarkably robust, with a story of constant improvement and unlimited potential to deliver for families and our broader economy.

February 18, 2021

Optimising the Child Care Subsidy is good families, business and the economy.

Optimising the Child Care Subsidy is good families, business and the economy.

In April this year, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Minister for Education Dan Tehan announced an Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Relief Package to help families through what many hoped at that time would be a short-lived period of financial instability.

September 11, 2020

Early learning is not just good for children, it is good for our country

Early learning is not just good for children, it is good for our country

This year we have stayed home and learned what matters most to us and what we cannot live without. It has become clear that one of these things is our early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.

August 27, 2020

We’re “not natural teachers” – COVID-19 shows parents high value of early childhood education and care

We’re “not natural teachers” – COVID-19 shows parents high value of early childhood education and care

New data reveals that early childhood education and care (ECEC) is having an enormous impact on Australian families during COVID-19.

June 18, 2020

COVID-19 shows supporting early learning supports the economy

COVID-19 shows supporting early learning supports the economy

Following the government’s recent emergency early learning funding announcement, The Front Project CEO, Jane Hunt, and Research Manager, Dr Stacey Fox, explain how the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of early childhood education to the economy and exposed systemic problems with Australia’s policy approach.

April 2, 2020

Australia’s economy depends on early childhood services

Australia’s economy depends on early childhood services

The industries that all Australians are relying on during the COVID-19 pandemic can only operate at their best with support from early childhood education services.

March 23, 2020

It’s time to commit to universal access to preschools

It’s time to commit to universal access to preschools

Families, business and government all benefit.

December 12, 2019

World Economic Forum 2019: The future will be a knowledge economy

World Economic Forum 2019: The future will be a knowledge economy

Early education builds the skills that support national prosperity.

December 12, 2019