The power of quality universal early childhood education: economic empowerment, healthy relationships and gender equality

May 6, 2021 - May 6, 2021

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Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus, South Australia

Australia’s early learning and childcare system is outdated and expensive. But the good news is, there is huge momentum building to change that.


With a high quality, universally accessible and affordable early learning system, our whole community can benefit.


Access to early learning opportunities not only gives children the foundational social, emotional and academic skills needed to thrive, it also eases the financial obstacles faced by families and enables parents to increase their engagement in the workforce.


Increasing a woman’s access to high quality and affordable early learning and childcare can help her navigate a way out of a violent or abusive relationship and it can mean early education on women’s issues leading to a culture shift in young children.


Thrive By Five CEO and former SA Premier The Hon Jay Weatherill AO will join 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty AO, White Ribbon Australia Executive Director Brad Chilcott and the United Workers Union National President Jo Schofield to discuss the power of high quality, easily accessible and affordable early learning and childcare to help build economic empowerment, healthy relationships and gender equality. They will be joined by writer and journalist, Tory Shepherd.


Please join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Thrive By Five, White Ribbon Australia and the United Workers Union for this exciting event.


Stay up to date with Thrive By Five here.


This event will be presented LIVE in the University of South Australia’s Allan Scott Auditorium. REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL. All registered attendees will be required to ‘check in’ to the venue upon arrival using the South Australian Government’s official COVID Safe Check-In process.

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