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Healthy Harold welcomes NSW government's investment into early learning

Thursday, 16 Jun 2022
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Life Ed NSW welcomes the $5 billion landmark investment by the NSW Government to expand access to high quality, affordable early childhood education and care.

Early childhood education provides opportunities to learn through play, develop social and emotional skills by connecting with peers and supports children’s transition into school. Early childhood is a time of rapid change, particularly for brain development. The early years are critical for shaping life-long learning and wellbeing.

“Everybody wants to see our children and families thrive. This investment provides a significant opportunity to increase childhood engagement in quality early learning and care, wherever you live. We know that getting early learning right can be a great equaliser! By providing huge benefits to long term health and education outcomes, along with female workforce participation, this will truly help to start closing the gap that we so often talk about."
Jonathon Peatfield, CEO of Life Ed NSW/ACT.

Supporting the Thrive by Five movement and having experienced his own challenges accessing quality early childhood education in regional NSW for his young family, Jonathon is a passionate advocate for children and families.

Life Ed’s newly updated Early Learning Program is designed to give children aged 3-5 a head start in life at a pivotal time in their development. Through three new interactive lessons, children learn about health, safety and social and emotional wellbeing, with friendly mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe.

Life Ed’s Early Learning Program is delivered into early childhood centres and preschools by specialist educators, and aligns to the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework.  It includes online resources for educators and parents, to help extend the learning into the home and classroom.

“When we develop and support their skills from an early age, we positively influence the wellbeing of the next generation”, says Jonathon.

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