No preschool funding for three-year-olds
The government has finally responded to longstanding calls for ongoing funding for preschool education. However, similar calls for the government to provide preschool funding for three-year-olds remain unanswered. This is despite accumulating evidence about its benefits, especially for children from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
As The Parenthood has pointed out in its pre-budget submission, Australia is in the bottom third of ranked OECD countries for three-year-old preschool enrolments.
Tanya Martin Office Manager
Jake Wishart Senior Media Adviser