Stay tuned for 2022 dates and information…coming soon!

In 2021, Early Learning Matters Week was bigger and better than ever! This video brings you a small sample of the lovely messages, videos and images that were shared.

From 26 – 30 July 2021, early childhood educators, parents, carers and community leaders around Australia came come together to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of early learning.

This was the 4th Early Learning Matters (ELM) Week and we were excited to see so many services getting involved to promote the importance of early learning.

Organised by Early Childhood Australia, ELM provides a great opportunity to tell our communities how high-quality early education and care supports children to be confident, enthusiastic learners, building a foundation for wellbeing and achievement throughout their lives.

Early Learning Matters Week raises awareness of the role of early childhood education and care in children’s development and wellbeing in Australia.

High-quality education and care supports young children to learn and thrive, in cooperation with parents, carers and the wider community.

Early Learning Matters Week was first staged in 2018, as part of the Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign, supported by a coalition of more than 20 early childhood service providers, peak bodies and research and advocacy groups.

Initially, the primary purpose of Early Learning Matters Week was to better inform political decision-makers – across the party spectrum and across the nation – about the benefits of early learning. Now, we have expanded our horizons to include families and communities in Early Learning Matters Week, in recognition of the role early learning services play in supporting families and building our society.

You can find more information about the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Early Learning Matters Week events here.