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Working Together for 3 Year Olds – Pilot Locations

On Monday, 12 November the Minister for Education and Training announced the five pilot locations for the Working Together for 3 Year Olds initiative.

Research tells us that if we want to improve lifelong education and well-being outcomes, then the best time to invest is in the early years of life when children learn to communicate, get along with others and control and adapt their behaviour, emotions and thinking.

Ultimately, this initiative is about supporting 3 year olds in Tasmania to be confident, creative and to thrive.

The announcement of the five pilot locations for this exciting initiative will open up pre-school access opportunities for a number of eligible 3 year olds in 2019.

The five selected pilot locations are:

  • Glenorchy, Devonport, Kingborough, Derwent Valley and Launceston (with a focus on Mowbray, Rocherlea and Newnham).

Through these trial sites, families who haven’t been able to access pre-school programs will have the option to benefit from 400 hours each year of free early learning for their 3 year old.

In the spirit of true co-design, children and families will be involved in the design and development of this initiative and in the coming months, the project team will be working in partnership with the Tasmanian Council of Social Service, parents and carers.

Together with the Early Childhood Education and Care sector and other key community services our goal is to create a valuable and accessible experience for those who most need it.

Any Tasmanian ECEC services wanting to be part of this exciting initiative can find out more by contacting early.years@education.tas.gov.au

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