Early Learning Strategy

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Consultation Process


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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 23 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

What are the best ways to support early childhood learning and development to help children thrive as they start school?

What’s being decided?

The first 5 years of life influence a child’s future educational achievement, wellbeing and success.

Around a quarter of South Australian children start school with one or more developmental vulnerabilities that can impact their ability to learn. Children's health, development and learning are

Consultation Process


Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 23 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

What are the best ways to support early childhood learning and development to help children thrive as they start school?

What’s being decided?

The first 5 years of life influence a child’s future educational achievement, wellbeing and success.

Around a quarter of South Australian children start school with one or more developmental vulnerabilities that can impact their ability to learn. Children's health, development and learning are crucial factors during these early stages of life.

To support every child's development, we’re creating an Early Learning Strategy to:

  • develop partnerships across government and non-government sectors to increase the proportion of children developmentally on track, regardless of background or location with additional specific support for Aboriginal and disadvantaged children
  • create high-quality educational preschool programs underpinned by excellence in teaching and learning
  • support parents who are highly engaged and enable their children to learn and reach their potential.

To help us shape the strategy, we want to know your thoughts around the key issues and opportunities in the following areas:

  • Preschool programs to support children’s learning and development before school.
  • Monitoring developmental milestones to ensure children are ‘on track’ as they start school.
  • Support for parents to help their child’s learning and development.

You can find out more on the Department for Education website.

Get involved

To have your say:

Department for Education
Early Learning Strategy
GPO BOX 1152
Adelaide, SA 5000

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will let us know what is important to the South Australian community and will help inform the focus of the Early Learning strategy.

What are the next steps?

An update on the development of the strategy will be provided early in 2021 on this website.

Contact details

For general inquiries, please email us at Education.ELS@sa.gov.au

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 22 January 2021



Background


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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 23 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

South Australia has a proud history of early childhood excellence.

From this foundation, the Department for Education has been exploring contemporary evidence-based practices to build a system-wide strategy that will inform future priorities and partnerships to support children to fulfil their learning potential.

The Early Learning Strategy draft vision is: All young children thriving and learning.

The department’s Early Learning strategy aligns with the Child Development Council’s first annual report of population-level outcomes for children and young people from birth to 18 years, South Australia’s Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People How are they faring? South Australia’s 2020 Report Card for children and young people.

The Early Learning Strategy is also part of the department’s broader reform to achieve world-class learning and education in South Australia by 2028.

Find out more on the Department for Education website.

Consultation has concluded
  • Consultation report is now available

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    A summary of what we heard through the YourSAy engagement is now available in our Early Learning Strategy consultation report.

    It outlines the key themes we heard which will support future directions and potential key policy responses within the Early Learning Strategy.

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    Get involved

    Now Closed

    This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 23 November 2020 to 22 January 2021. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

    We’re creating an Early Learning Strategy to support learning and development for children during the early years of life.

    The strategy will help government preschools and early childhood services to support growth in learning for every child.

    To help us shape the strategy, we want to know your thoughts around the key issues and opportunities in the following areas:

    • Preschool programs to support children’s learning and development before school.
    • Monitoring developmental milestones to ensure children are ‘on track’ as they start school.
    • Support for parents to help their child’s learning and development.

    To have your say:

    Department for Education
    Early Learning Strategy
    GPO BOX 1152
    Adelaide, SA 5000

  • Updates

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    Consultation extension

    We have extended the consultation to 22 January 2021.