Close the early childhood education gap for everyone!
Closing the Gap remains a goal out of reach for successive Australian governments. Not only is the gap not closing, it is actually getting bigger in a lot of areas. Early childhood education is a cornerstone to improving the lives of Indigenous Australians. The government’s Jobs for Families Child Care Package is looking to make improvements in the industry – but could it do the reverse in specialist Indigenous child care centres?
People in the industry claim if the changes are brought in it could see as much as a 9% drop in enrollments – which has the potential to devastate another generation. To find out how we were joined by Geraldine Atkinson the deputy chairwoman of The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.