Education | Early education

Report Embracing Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Conference
Published: Mar 2016
Focused on achieving the goal of increased participation in ECEC, the EMBRACE team organised the Embracing Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Conference, held in Brisbane on 17 and 18 November 2015.
Policy Paper Early Childhood Education and Care - Access and equity for children and their families
Published: Mar 2016
It is universally accepted that participation in quality early childhood education and care programs has a strong connection to better outcomes for children across a range of health and wellbeing indicators. It provides a strong foundation to prepare children for formal schooling, improves learning outcomes, language development, and social and behavioural skills. The broader benefits to society from investing in a positive start in life for children include; enhanced human capital, greater social inclusion, increased economic productivity, and reduction in health expenditure, welfare and crime during the course of a lifetime.
Submission Childcare and Early Childhood Learning: Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry
Published: Feb 2014
his submission responds to issues of access for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations in direct response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning.
Submission From Mines to Minds: A Queensland Education Trust
Published: Feb 2012
This submission outlines our response to the Queensland State Government's proposal to use a proportion of mining royalties to fund an eduction trust in Queensland. In the submission QCOSS advocates strongly that any education trust be directed towards funding early childhood education and development opportunities for disadvantaged children as a priority.
Media Release Education investment essential in moving towards a fair state
Published: Nov 2011
The Queensland Council of Social Service considers the announcement of a ‘Queensland Education Trust’ is an important component of working towards a fair state.