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).