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Celebrating Early Learning Matters Week 2022

Early Learning Matters Week is running from Monday 17 - Friday 21 October.

Now in it's fifth year, Early Learning Matters Week aims to recognise and raise the profile of early childhood education and care in children’s development and wellbeing in Australia.

Organised by Early Childhood Australia, Early Learning Matters Week brings together early childhood educators, parents, carers and community leaders around Australia to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of early learning and the difference the profession makes.

In recognition of the remarkable impact of early childhood education on children and young people, this year’s theme is ‘Learning though play’. 

It is a great opportunity to tell your community how high-quality early education and care supports children to be confident, enthusiastic learners, building a foundation for wellbeing and achievement throughout their lives, and all of this through play-based learning.

Where it all began

Early Learning Matters Week first started in 2018, as part of the Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign, supported by a coalition of more than 20 early childhood service providers, peak bodies and research and advocacy groups.

Initially, the primary purpose of Early Learning Matters Week was to better inform political decision-makers – across the party spectrum and across the nation – about the benefits of early learning.

Early Learning Matters Week has now expanded to include families and communities in recognition of the role early learning services play in supporting families and building our society.

Find out more about the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Early Learning Matters Week events here.

Get involved in Early Learning Matters Week 2022

Whether you’re an early childhood educator, a parent or carer, a parliamentarian or a community leader, there are many ways to get involved in Early Learning Matters Week 2022.

Subscribe to Early Learning Matters Week news or if you plan on celebrating at your early childhood setting, be sure to post a photo on social media using #EarlyLearningMatters.

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