Children who attend two years of high-quality preschool programs at ages 3 and 4 are set up for success at school and later life. According to experts, preschool programs have long-term benefits for a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development.
But the cost of sending children to preschool means three quarters of 3 year olds are missing out on these opportunities.
That’s why we’re meeting with the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Jenny Mikakos on December 1st. It’s time for the Andrews Government to grant 3 year old preschools access to full funding, support, and a strong workforce to deliver the programs our children need.