Members who work in prep and the early years know the difference that a quality kindergarten program makes to a young child entering schooling. Yet the federal government has yet to guarantee that the 15 hours of funding for kindy programs (preschool in other states) it has been providing for all four year olds across Australia will continue beyond the end of this year.
Sign the petition now and join with your colleagues interstate in calling on Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham to commit to secure permanent funding of those hours, to allow all of our children to continue accessing quality kindy and preschool programs in early childhood settings such as C&K centres and long day care/childcare centres. See the campaign website for details. protectourpreschools.com.au