New survey to shape vision for children and families

Local government is being urged to participate in a Federal Government survey to outline a vision for the future of Australia’s children and their families.

The Department of Education has released the Early Years Strategy survey to support the development of the plan and seek a wide range of views on development of the Strategy.

The strategy will help the Commonwealth create a more integrated, holistic approach to the early years and better support the education, wellbeing and development of Australia’s children and local comunities. It will also seek to support improving coordination between Commonwealth programs, funding and frameworks impacting early childhood development.

The survey is available until 3 March 2023 and can be found at