The advanced body ELACCA confirms its expansion with the accession of three new ECEC groups
the Australian Council for Early Learning and Care (ELACCA) confirmed that three new early childhood education and care providers (EAJE) have joined the leading body, further expanding the range of different providers currently on their registry.
The new members of ELACCA are Edge Early Learning, Early learning journey and Community tree services and their addition brings the total membership of ELACCA to 19, with representation from both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.
“We are delighted to welcome these three new members to ELACCA,” said CEO Elizabeth Death.
“Our new members reinforce the diversity of ELACCA and also increase our geographic footprint, which now stretches from the Kimberley region of Western Australia to southern Tasmania. It gives us a window into the experiences of young children, their families and their communities across the country.
The three new members operate approximately 73 long-term childcare services, with One Tree also operating in Kindergarten and OSHC facilities.
Their addition to ELACCA’s member base will bring the total number of services operated by all members to 2,313 with exposure in every state and territory accounting for over 25% of all Australian services.
Since its inception in 2014, ELACCA has sought to use its scale and scope to achieve better early learning outcomes for all young Australians with its Organizational Work Program focusing on three key areas:
- improve the quality of early learning and child care services
- build the teaching workforce
- improve equity of access to early learning for all children.
Regarding new members, Ms. Death noted that “in essence, our new members have endorsed ELACCA’s goal of improving the quality of early childhood learning and care across Australia, through innovation, research and strong engagement with our communities and governments. “
To learn more about ELACCA’s work, please see here.