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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation advocating for the future of Australia's children. We work on behalf of long day care owners and operators to ensure families and their children have an opportunity to access early childhood education and care (ECEC) throughout Australia.

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ACA Tasmania recently formed to prevent a childcare crisis in Tasmania

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The ACA has recently set up a new state body in Tasmania, with the help of a passionate group of local Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service providers, in order to immediately address Tasmania’ s emerging childcare crisis. 

What is the problem? 

The Liberal State Government plans to lower the school starting age to 3.5 years by 2020. 

This goes against the best practice research from Australia and around the world which demonstrates that younger is not better when it comes to starting school and does not give children any academic advantage… in fact it can do the opposite.

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Early Childhood Educators Day 2017

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This year Early Childhood Educators Day will take place on Wednesday 6th September.

The purpose of Early Childhood Educators Day is to recognise and celebrate the work of early educators working in long day care, community care and kindergarten/preschool services, for their enormous contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care.

The event was inspired by World Teachers Day, an annual event which is celebrated in more than 100 countries in October.

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