Early Learning Matters Week is a celebration of the importance of education for the under-fives. For 2022 it runs from Monday October 17th to Friday October 21st.
Early Childhood Australia are the organisers of Early Learning Matters Week. The initial concept originated in 2018 and the objective at the time was to better inform political decision-makers about the benefits of high-quality early education. Parliamentarians were encouraged to show their support by visiting their local early learning settings. Since then the concept has expanded to encourage all Australians to raise their awareness and understanding of the role of early education in a child's development, and also to recognise the role educators and services play in supporting families and building our society.
Care For Kids offer these suggestions:
If you’re interested in participating, but are stuck on ideas, you can visit www.earlylearningmatters.org.au to see how services have participated in past years.
Here's a video that shows some of the activities from the 2021 Early Learning Matters Week. It was a huge success.
From the Care For Kids website:
Why is it important that parents and extended family get involved with the Week, and how can they do this?
In their first few years, it is vital that children have positive and caring relationships with adults who help them learn, stay safe and be healthy.
Educators, parents and carers can all play an important role in a young child’s development, and this is why it’s important for families to get involved and participate in Early Learning Matters Week.
Parents, grandparents and other extended family can easily share in the Week by: