No preschool funding for three-year-olds

by Marilyn Harrington

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.

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