Our Vision & Purpose

Excellence in early learning is the vision that ELAA shares with early learning service providers and parents. Our purpose is to support them toward achieving this shared goal.

Our vision

Excellence in early learning for every child.

Our purpose

As a national peak body, we champion excellence in early learning for children and support parents and service providers

Our values

Excellence – Learning – Inclusive – Enabling – Integrity – Respect

ELAA’s ten-year vision for excellence in early learning is laid out in our Strategic Action Plan. The vision focusses on 7 key outcomes:

  • A minimum 15 hours of high quality early learning to be accessible and free for all four year olds, and 5 hours of free kindergarten/preschool to be available for all three year olds.
  • A greater range of early learning programs and inclusive models to address social and economic disadvantage for vulnerable children and their families.
  • More effective service models delivering better integration of early years services and better transition from playgroups to early learning services and school.
  • New practice models supported by research, that meet emerging needs and reflect the long-term benefits of quality early learning.
  • A qualified, highly professional workforce that is supported to deliver quality educational outcomes.
  • Greater collaboration and better partnerships across the education sector to extend our influence and improve our advocacy for excellence in early learning.
  • A leading role in a strong and collaborative sector providing informed advocacy in public policy debates.