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Experts to develop ways to measure impact of preschool

29 September 2021

A new panel of experts will advise the Australian Government on delivering the best preschool outcomes for children and families – now and into the future.

Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge hosted the first meeting of the Preschools Outcomes Measure Expert Advisory Group in early September.

Minister Tudge advised that the panel would develop options to measure the impact of preschool for Australian children. This is to help ensure every child gets the support they need to succeed.

“Children who engage in quality early childhood education are better prepared to start primary school and enjoy better educational and lifelong outcomes,” Minister Tudge said.

“We want to ensure that all children get the full benefit associated with quality preschool and are better prepared to start school.

“I look forward to seeing what options the Expert Advisory Group puts forward.”

This initiative is part of the Australian Government’s $2 billion commitment to ensure every Australian child has access to 600 hours of preschool in the year before school.

The advisory group will report in early 2022. Measurement is planned to start in 2025.