FOCUS ON ADVOCACY
With 90% of brain development occurring in the first five years of life, quality early learning sets everyone’s foundations. If Australia fails to invest early, we pay for it later.
Our governments must invest in the future of our nation. They must invest in upstream prevention of educational ills, not just downstream cures. They must invest in us.
The sector’s voice is loud, calling on the next government to make a firm commitment to affordable, high quality early learning and campaigning for increased public awareness and understanding of the benefits of investing in early learning. Ahead of this wider sector support, CELA’s commitment remains firstly to you as community, not-for-profit, and small providers. With the federal election imminent, we focus our advocacy spotlight on the following areas: