Tasmanian Government backs new Passport to Learning initiative for under 5s

Tasmanian Government backs new Passport to Learning initiative for under 5s

by Freya Lucas

June 23, 2022

The Tasmanian Government has launched a new initiative which aims to get young children and their families excited and involved in early years learning programs. 


The Passport to Learning works by connecting children from birth through four years of age and their families with Tasmanian Government schools, Child and Family Learning Centres, and Rock and Rhyme or Storytime library sessions by providing them with a rewards based passport system. 


Children will receive a sticker on their passport every time they attend a session and, once 10 stickers have been collected, the child will receive a free picture book, and the parent or carer gets a bonus Banjo’s coffee, Roger Jaensch, Minister for Education, Children and Youth explained. 


The initiative is billed as “a fun and interactive way to engage young learners in education services,” as well as encouraging families to participate in learning and social activities with their children. 


“Research shows the experiences of a child in their early years significantly impact their future life outcomes, with quality education – of both children and their families – being the passport to a better life,” the Minister said. 


The Passport to Learning is one of many initiatives aimed at empowering Tasmanian families to support their young children to grow and thrive. 


For more information about the Passport to Learning and early learning services available, visit the Great Start website.