Early Years

The Department of Education’s strategic plan identifies the importance of providing a ‘Bright Beginnings’ for all young children and their families.

Tasmania’s Strategy for Children – Pregnancy to Eight Years 2018-2021 will help us achieve our collective vision of ‘Children Thriving in Strong Connected Communities’ through a focus on quality, equity and partnerships. As part of this Strategy’s release we have developed DoE’s Strategy for Children – Pregnancy to Eight Years 2018-2021. We also have a Guide to Reading and using Tasmania’s Strategy for Children and an Action Template available.

The Early Years in Tasmania includes:

For more information on the Early Years visit the It’s A Great Start website

The Department’s initiative on Working Together for 3 Year Olds is an initiative that will be available for eligible children with the greatest need, with access being guided by a set of criteria to include children who are three years old by 1 January in any year from 2020 (i.e. the year before Kindergarten).