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Vic Budget ticks some boxes but not all

The Andrews Government 2018/19 Budget has ticked three out of five of ELAA’s  ‘priority boxes’ for early childhood education and care but has overlooked other priorities that ELAA identified for our sector…

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Early learning sector writes to the Prime Minister on two years of universal early learning

Thirty six Australian early childhood education and care sector organisations, including ELAA, have co-signed a letter to the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, calling on federal, state and territory governments to accept and implement the recommendations of the Report of the Review To Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools Through Early Childhood Interventions otherwise known as the  Lifting our Game Report. (more…)



Travel safe with free child and baby seat checks

Parents and carers can take advantage of a FREE child and baby seat check by  expert fitters this Friday, 20 April.

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ELAA comments in the Herald Sun on extending universal access to 3yo kindergarten funding

ELAA Interim CEO, Tina Martin, comments in the Herald Sun on the importance of universal access to funded quality 3-year-old early learning programs.

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2018 Early Childhood Education Conference – delegate registrations now open

Delegate registrations for the 2018 Early Childhood Education Conference are now open.

25 & 26 May, 2018 – Caulfield Racecourse

Go to to view the Conference Program and to secure your seats at the Conference.



Early Learning Association Australia announces David Worland as new CEO

Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Worland as ELAA’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

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ELAA asks Government to count to five on funding priorities

  1. Universal access to funding for two years of (non-compulsory) kindergarten.
  2. Greater investment in early learning infrastructure.
  3. Better professional development, resources and a new EBA for early learning educators.
  4. Measures to increase children’s access and participation in kindergarten.
  5. Improved safety, wellbeing and mental health support for kindergarten and childcare workers and children.

These are the five key recommendations to the Victorian Government contained in the Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) 2018-19 Budget Submission.

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