The Australian Government is developing an Early Years Strategy to shape its vision for the future of Australia’s children and their families.
“Recognising how critical the early years are for children’s development and continued success over their lifetime, the Strategy will aim to deliver the best possible outcomes for Australian children,” the Department of Social Services (DSS) said in a statement.
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is urging Councils to participate in the survey.
“The strategy will help the Commonwealth create a more integrated, holistic approach to the early years and better support the education, wellbeing and development of Australia’s children and local communities,” the Association said in an online statement.
The survey will also seek to support improving coordination between Commonwealth programs, funding and frameworks impacting early childhood development, DSS said.
To have your say, you can make a submission or take the survey: