Early Years

The Department of Education’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 identifies the goal of early learning – From birth to 8 years of age, children are confident, involved learners and effective communicators.

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. 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

For information on B4 and how you or your organisation can become more involved in the early years please visit this 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).

Calls for Expression of Interest

The Secretary, Department of Education is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the Early Learning Initiatives Steering Committee.  For more information on the Expression of Interest application process and the role statements please read the Early Learning Initiatives Steering Committee Information

The purpose of this group will be to provide strategic guidance and oversight in the design and development of the Tasmanian Government’s early learning initiatives: Working Together for 3 Year Olds, Strong Partnerships and Learning Hubs.  Expressions of Interest close 4pm Monday 8 October 2018 and are to be emailed to procurement@education.tas.gov.au