Every Australian child deserves 15 hours of preschool educationSign the petition
I support high-quality and affordable early education
Kids who go to preschool are set for success.
Experts say children that attend preschool, get long-term benefits in a range of developmental areas, including:
Early education is also good for the economy.
We all know education is an excellent investment. But did you know, the earlier you invest in education the higher the returns?
Investing in preschool-aged children returns up to $8 for every dollar you invest.
Source: Pedro Carneiro, James Heckman, Human Capital Policy, 2003.
But funding is running out.
All Australian parents can currently access 15 hours of early education per week for four year old children (or 600 hours per year in NSW).
But with Federal funding running out at the end of 2017, you may lose up to 5 hours per week.
"The program gave our four year old the structure she needed to get ready for school and the freedom to develop her own learning"
Natalie – mother of two
This is a cut Australian parents and children can’t afford.
We’re calling on the Federal Government to commit to continuing funding for 15 hours of preschool for all four year olds. Parents and educators need certainty.Sign the petition