Emergency notice

May Consultations completed – shaping our strategic priorities in ECE

With over 1,000 participants attending our May sector consultation sessions, we heard some great ideas and received valuable feedback, assisting us with shaping actions to align with the departments strategic priorities.

Following the recent consultation series here's a snapshot of what we're doing:

  • Using feedback about the changes to the National Law and Regulations to work with ACECQA and shape our communications approach in order to support the sector to prepare for implementing these changes.
  • Currently reviewing early childhood disability funding programs.
  • We have reconvened the early learning transitions advisory group consisting of stakeholders from the school sector, early childhood sector and departmental staff, to guide the development of practical tools and resources.
  • Exploring opportunities to enhance communications around transition to school activities and information.
  • Drafting the Regional and Remote Early Childhood Education strategy which informs the development of services and supports for early childhood education in regional and remote NSW. The strategy will guide us on how best to support the needs of regional and remote early childhood services, families, children and communities.
  • Commenced working on an Early Childhood Education Workforce Strategy. The primary goal is to support a highly qualified and sustainable workforce, which meets the needs of children and families, in particular, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children in rural and remote locations and the inclusion of children with additional needs.

Over the coming months we will be developing and promoting further opportunities for consultation and collaboration, and look forward to continuing to build strong relationships that support the best outcomes for children in NSW.

A copy of the slides used at all sessions (PDF 2.94MB) is available to download.

Category:  July 2017,

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