Every Victorian child deserves access to two years of preschool education.
No child should be left behind.
What is the state of preschool education in Victoria?
Two years of early childhood education with a qualified preschool teacher and educator sets up children for life. We need the Morrison government to commit to funding its share of 15 hours of preschool per week for every three and four-year-old in Victoria.
Calling for two years of funded preschool
After eight years of campaigning, we secured ongoing federal funding for four-year-old preschool. But three-year-olds are still missing out. The Victorian government funds its share. We need the Morrison government to invest in preschool for all three and four-year-olds, too.
Those who need it most missing out
The majority of children who miss out on preschool come from disadvantaged backgrounds. These are the children who benefit most from the education a qualified preschool teacher and educator can provide. Without support, fees go up and those unable to pay miss out.
Australian children being left behind
We know two years of early childhood education has real and measurable benefits for our youngest Victorians. But the latest OECD data shows that Australia’s children are at risk of being left behind.
Our children deserve better
Give every child a chance
Every child deserves preschool, regardless of their parents’ capacity to pay. We need the federal Morrison government to invest in preschool for all three and four-year-olds. Victorian families deserve secure, ongoing funding for two years of preschool 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 preschool. Fifteen hours of preschool every week will benefit a child for life!”
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