29 AugVic Early Years Policy Debate postponed – new date to be advised
Please note: the Victorian Early Years Policy Debate scheduled for 28 August at the Northcote Town Hall has been postponed to a later date.
This is due to unforeseen circumstances affecting two of the key presenters just prior to the event. ELAA, CCC, and ECA Vic apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Places at the event were completely booked out so we will reschedule for a date in the near future and those who had previously registered for the event will be advised.
The debate will feature 15 minute addresses by:
- Jenny Mikakos – Minister for Families and Children, Minister for Early Childhood Education, and Minister for Youth Affairs
- Georgie Crozier – Shadow Minister for Families and Children
- Nina Springle – Deputy Leader for the Victorian Greens and Spokesperson for Women, Families and Children.
In the lead up to the Victorian Election, the three spokespeople have been given our Joint Victorian State Election Submission entitled Creating children’s future today and will be asked to address key questions across 4 major themes concerning the future of early childhood education and care in Victoria i.e.
- Ensuring access for all children to quality early childhood education and care
- Ensuring early years learning and care programs in Victoria are supported and regulated to maintain quality standards
- Building the capacity of Victoria’s early years workforce so they are recognised, rewarded and developed appropriately as education and care professionals
- Planning based on real community need, projected population growth and changing approaches to learning.
There will also be a 20 minute Q&A session between the politicians and the audience toward the end.