01 FebHelp develop the Early Years Strategy
The Federal Government is developing a new Early Years Strategy to create an integrated, holistic, whole-of-government approach to supporting early childhood development.
To support the development of the Early Years Strategy (the Strategy), the Government has released a pulse survey: Australian’s views on early childhood. This survey is one part of the broader consultation approach for the Strategy, complementing the forthcoming call for public submissions and roundtables, and will be used as a high-level sense check regarding Australians’ priorities for children in their early years.
Your input – and those of your respective networks – will be important to help reflect the priorities of families for the Strategy, including parents, expectant parents, grandparents, carers and other family members. The Department are interested in hearing from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse community members, people living in rural and remote areas, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community.
We encourage our members to participate in this survey as it will help inform the Early Years Strategy, which ELAA will be making a submission on when open to the public.
The survey will be available until 3 March 2023 and can be found at engage.dss.gov.au.
Please reach out to the Early Years Task Force at the Department of Social Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns about the survey.