Every child deserves two years of funded preschool.
Early childhood education with a qualified preschool teacher sets up children for a life of learning.
But federal funding for preschool runs out at the end of 2019.
Without this support, the costs fall to parents and prohibitive fees mean too many kids miss out.
The Andrews state government is funding its share of 15 hours of preschool per week for every three and four-year-old child in Victoria.
We're calling on the federal Morrison government to commit to its share of permanent funding for early childhood education.
Read our federal election fact sheet for a snapshot of Labor versus Liberal promises for early childhood education.
What can you do?
Our Preschool Funding Now campaign guide is full of ideas about how you can get involved with the campaign.
We'd also love to connect with you on our Preschool Funding Now Facebook page.
We're urging all AEU members to contact their local federal Liberal MP or candidate and invite them to experience your preschool program in action. Let them see what a difference early education is making for the children at your preschool!
- Contact your local MP and invite them to visit your preschool - find their phone number here
- If you'd like to write to your MP, use our letter template and find their office address here
- If your local MP/candidate won’t visit, organise a group of colleagues and families to join you and visit them at their office
- Ask your candidate or MP to sign this pledge of support for preschool funding, take a photo of them holding it, and share it on our Early Childhood Teachers Facebook page.