A fair and smart Australia

Despite the overwhelming evidence of the benefits of two years of preschool, Australia lags well behind other countries in its investment in the early years.

As a society we each have a responsibility to ensure that the benefits of two years of preschool become a reality.

Position Paper

A fair and smart Australia: The case for three-year-old preschool

This position paper brings together the evidence of the positive outcomes of an additional year of preschool. Drawing on the work of the Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign, the Mitchell Institute and the Lifting Our Game report, the paper:

  • charts why preschool should start at age three
  • outlines the benefits of two years
  • describes preschool in Australia today
  • maps the way forward
  • shows how we can all help to make two years of preschool a reality.

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Information Sheet 

A fair and smart Australia: The case for three-year-old preschool

This Information Sheet provides a quick snapshot of the information provided in the position paper and is ideal to give to parents, for introductory sessions for staff, and other interested parties outside the early childhood education and care sector.

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