Every Victorian child deserves access to a preschool education

No child should miss out on preschool due to cost

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What is the state of preschool education in Victoria?

Two years of early childhood education with a qualified preschool teacher sets up children for a life of learning, but not all children are getting this opportunity.

Children are missing out

Right now, more than 50% of three-year-olds in Victoria are missing out on a preschool education because of prohibitive costs.

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are most affected

The majority of these children come from disadvantaged backgrounds and would benefit from the extra learning support a qualified preschool teacher can provide.

Preschools funding is not secure

The federal Morrison government is refusing to fund four-year-old preschool education beyond 2019 – which means many Victorian children will only receive 10 hours per week of preschool.

Our children deserve better

Give every child a chance

Every child deserves the chance to benefit from three and four-year-old preschool, regardless of their parents’ capacity to pay.

Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Labor Party have committed to funding 15 hours per week of preschool for every 3-year-old in Victoria. The impact of this commitment on our future prosperity cannot be overstated.

Matthew Guy and the Liberal Party have been silent on early childhood education.

Joanne - parent

“Preschool is such an important step in a child’s education. Children develop language, social skills and emotional intelligence in an environment that is safe and nurturing. So many children will miss out on life-long skills if they don’t have enough time in preschool education. 15 hours of preschool benefits children for life!”

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