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Daniel Cloney

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Dan Cloney

Quality is key in early childhood education in Australia

Quality is key in early childhood education in Australia, but many early learning services aren’t meeting the standards required to have an impact.
Briefing paper

Assessing the quality of early childhood education and care

In December 2009 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a unified National Quality Framework (NQF) for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). The quality reforms—which include clear standards, streamlined regulatory approaches, an assessment and rating system and a national learning framework—are being implemented...