Investing in the Early Years: A National Childhood Development Strategy 2009
Developed under the auspices of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), this document is a 'collaborative effort between the Australian Commonwealth and the state and territory governments to ensure that by 2020 all children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation. This is our vision.
The strategy will guide Australia’s comprehensive response to evidence about the importance of early childhood development and the benefits—and cost-effectiveness— of ensuring all children experience a positive early childhood, from before birth through the first eight years of life. It will also support Australia to better meet the diverse needs of today’s families and focus on improving child outcomes and foster the health and wellbeing and productivity of our next generation.'
- Author: Commonwealth of Australia
- Year: 2009
- Access via: Web
- Organisation: Commonwealth of Australia - Council of Australian Governments
- Country: Australia
- Website: Investing in the Early Years