Thrive by Five, the national campaign for early learning and childcare reform, has welcomed a new initiative aimed at creating a system which will address the root causes of disadvantage for children under five.
The Early Childhood Development Field Catalyst will develop and test an Early Years Blueprint, to ensure all children are supported to thrive.
Thrive by Five CEO Jay Weatherill congratulated the partnership of thirteen organisations, led by Social Ventures Australia, on the new initiative saying that the call for systemic reform was only getting louder.
“We know how critical early learning is to the development of our children, and with one in five children starting school developmentally vulnerable, there’s still a long way to go. We need to make change that works for them.
“That’s why Thrive by Five is calling for high quality, universally accessible and affordable early learning and childcare.
“Bringing together leaders and researchers in early education is a wonderful opportunity to design solutions that work for everyone in the system, especially future generations,” he said.