Today the Deputy Chief Minister, Yvette Berry, officially launched the Children First Alliance (the Alliance), a network of not-for-profit children’s services providers in the ACT.
Belconnen Community Service is a proud member of the Alliance, which also includes Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT, Communities@Work, Community Services #1, Goodstart Early Learning ACT, Manuka Child Care Centre (MOCCA), Northside Community Service, Woden Community Service, YMCA Canberra, and YWCA Canberra. The ten organisations that make up the Alliance operate 46 Early Learning Centres with 3,543 places.
The Alliance has come together to develop a shared vision for early childhood education in the ACT and to ensure that all children have access. The Alliance has identified six principles for early childhood education and care; children first, evidence, quality, equity, accessibility and whole of child, whole of community.
The Alliance has also outlined a five point plan:
The ACT Government is currently leading the ‘Future of Education’ reform process which provides a great opportunity to ensure that ECEC is future ready and puts children first.
If you’re keen to find out more about the Alliance or to support our activities in the Future of Education reform process, visit www.childrenfirstalliance.org
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