This week, we are proudly celebrating Early Learning Matters Week, and reflecting on the importance of early education across our community of Lifelong Learning Centres.
The nationwide initiative, led by Early Childhood Australia, aims to raise public awareness of the early childhood education industry, and the vital role high quality early education plays in supporting children in their first five years of life.
Research continues to provide evidence that the education a child receives in their first five years is undoubtedly the most important education they will ever receive.
Dr Lesley Jones, Senior Advisor Pedagogy and Practice, explains that children who have access to high quality early education are set up for future success – and that success continues through school; as those that start school ahead, tend to stay in front.
“We are proud that our Lifelong Learning Centres offer age-specific learning programs that nurture children’s natural desire to play, but also learn and explore”, said Dr Jones.
“Our experienced educators understand how critical those early years are, and it is our role to foster children's curiosity and exploration; as well as social skills and an understanding of the world around them.”
“Our industry is growing as the demand for high quality early learning increases. Families are realizing the benefits and maximizing the education opportunities in the first five years of their child’s life”, explained Dr Jones.
“Our educators are not just caring for children throughout the day, they are inspiring and empowering them to reach their full potential; providing experiences that build their social, emotional and academic confidence.”
“The role that educators and teachers play is vital – the benefits of early education last a lifetime.”
Visit your local Lifelong Learning Centre today and see the impact that high quality early education can have for your child. Our qualified teams offer flexible sessions and child-led, play-based learning experiences.
Click here to discover your closest Lifelong Learning Centre and to book a Family Tour or free Stay-and-Play session!