What is Early Learning Matters Week?

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 and 2019 Early Learning Matters Week events here.