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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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Latest News

Government Acts on ACA Concerns About Community Child Care Fund Program

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The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is pleased to confirm that the Federal Government's new Community Child Care Fund (CCCF), which is part of the new Child Care Safety Net, is now available to privately-operated Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services.

ACA's National Committee are extremely pleased that the government has acknowledged ACA's concerns, reconsidered their position and amended their application criteria, to allow privately-operated services to apply for the various grants under the new CCCF program.

This is wonderful news for those families expected to be adversely affected by this policy, and fantastic news for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector.

Background

The CCCF is the new grants program which effectively replaces the existing Community Support Program (CSP) funding - a program which aimed to help child care providers meet the unique needs of their local community, such as in disadvantaged or regional and remote areas.

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Start getting ready for Early Childhood Educators Day!

 
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With Early Childhood Educators Day fast approaching, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is calling on Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services Australia-wide to save the date and start preparing for this well-loved, national community event.

Early Childhood Educators Day is a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of Australia's early childhood educators working in long day care, community care and kindergarten/preschool services, for their contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care.
 
This year Early Childhood Educators Day will take place on Wednesday 6th September.  

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