In centres, community halls and public squares all over Australia today, early childhood educators will gather today with a simple and long-overdue ask – don’t ignore what we do for this country. Not for one more day.
It’s been a busy week for new data, research and analysis of Australia’s early childhood sector.
We’ve seen the release of Report on Government Services data, and the launch of a major new Report on the case for greater investment in early childhood education.
The Framework has been a long time coming.
It’s sometimes hard to remember that the National Quality Framework is only entering its seventh year in 2018. It marked a significant turning point away from services being seen as little more than structured babysitting, to a key foundational part of Australia’s education system.