A Shorten Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program, guaranteeing around 700,000 Australian children a year will be able to access subsidised preschool.
This is the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia.
For the first time, every three year old in Australia will be able to access 15 hours of subsidised kindy, so they can get the best start to learning.
Labor will also extend the current arrangement for four year olds accessing kindy – creating a quality, two-year program to support the most important years of a child’s development, an investment of an additional $1.75 billion into early education.
90% of a child’s brain development occurs in the first five years of life - an investment in early education is one of the smartest investments our country can make.
The Liberals see education as a cost – that’s why they’ve cut $14 billion from public schools and left kindy funding in limbo. Labor sees it as an investment in our collective future.
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