Peak body ELACCA confirms expansion with three new ECEC groups joining
The Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) has confirmed three new early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers have joined the peak body, further broadening the range of different providers currently on their register.
The new members of ELACCA are Edge Early Learning, Journey Early Learning and One Tree Community Services and their addition take the total number of ELACCA members to 19, with representation drawn from the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.
“We are delighted to welcome these three new members to ELACCA,” CEO Elizabeth Death said.
“Our new members reinforce the diversity of ELACCA and also increase our geographical footprint, which now stretches from the Kimberley region of Western Australia to the south of Tasmania. This gives us a window into the experiences of young children, their families and communities across the country.”
The three new members operate around 73 long day care services with One Tree also operating in the kindergarten and OSHC settings.
Their addition to the ELACCA membership base will bring the total services operated by all members to 2,313 with exposure across every state and territory that make up more than 25 per cent of all Australian services.
Since its establishment in 2014, ELACCA has sought to use its scale and reach to pursue better early learning outcomes for all young Australians with its organisational work program focussing on three key areas:
- building higher quality in early learning and care services
- building the educator workforce
- improving equity of access to early learning for all children.
With respect to the new members Ms Death noted that “Importantly, our new members have signed up to ELACCA’s goal of raising the quality of early learning and care across Australia, through innovation, research and strong engagement with our communities and governments.”
To learn more about the work of ELACCA, please see here.