Child and Family Centres are places for families with children birth to 5 to access a range of services.
The purpose of Child and Family Centres is to improve the health and well-being, education and care of Tasmania’s very young children by supporting parents and enhancing accessibility of services in the local community.
The goals of the Child and Family Centres are to:
- improve the health and educational outcomes for children – birth to five years.
- provide a range of early years services in the local community to support the development of children birth to five years.
- build on the existing strengths of families and communities and assist in their educational needs.
- increase participation in early years programs such as those offered through Launching into Learning (LIL).
- build community capacity by developing partnerships with parents, carers and the community.
- respond to child and family needs in a seamless and holistic manner.
- Child and Family Centre Contact Lists (PDF, 280KB)
- Child and Family Centre Parent Brochure
- An Overview of Child and Family Centres(PDF, 240KB)
- Tasmania’s Child and Family Centres Strategic Plan 2015–2017 (PDF, 250KB)
- Child and Family Centre Functional Design Brief (PDF, 60KB)
- Love in a Lunchbox Resource Kit (PDF, 23MB)
- Creating Better Futures – Report on Tasmania’s Child and Family Centres 2018 by Nick Hopwood (PDF, 7MB)
- For more information on the Early Years visit the It’s A Great Start website