The Hodgman Government knows that while we need to keep students engaged with school for longer, quality early years education is also important in lifting educational outcomes in Tasmania.
That is why we have developed the Tasmania’s Strategy for Children – Pregnancy to Eight Years 2018-2021, in collaboration with the early child care sector. This whole-of-government strategy will to be used across all agencies and communities to improve the education, health and wellbeing of children from pregnancy to eight years.
Getting it right in the early years means getting it right for life. We have introduced the Learning in Families Together initiative, strengthened the role of Child and Family Centres by providing additional staffing resources, continued Launching in to Learning, and introduced the new Working Together for Three Year Olds program that will commence in 2020.
We know there is more to do, which is why our Plan to Build Your Future includes a goal of being at or above the national average on all NAPLAN measures by 2020. It is initiatives like this, along with our successful Year 11 and 12 high school extension program, which will ensure children can achieve their best and be part of a job ready generation.
For more information on the strategy go to www.education.tas.gov.au