Research has shown that by investing in quality early childhood education, children have better education, health and employment throughout their lives. They are also more likely to have stronger mental health and increased wellbeing and are less likely to be involved in the criminal justice system.
Quality early learning programs lay the foundations for essential skills and ensure children are ready for school and can thrive.
Evidence suggests quality early childhood education programs put students ahead at the start of primary school, and this has increasingly larger impacts as they move through the education system.
There is more than 50 years of research from around the world on the impact high quality early childhood education can have on children, society and the economy.
From research commissioned by The Front Project, we know our Australian system is working - but it could be better. To fully understand how, we need to know more about the Australian context. Alongside others, The Front Project collaborates with experts in the sector to demonstrate the immediate and long-term benefits of early childhood education in Australia and strives to find how we might drive positive change within the system.