Did you know?

Children develop rapidly in their early years and their experiences between birth and age eight will have a major impact on their future life outcomes. Good parenting and high quality early learning gives children a broad range of knowledge, skills and understanding. Together, this combination provides a strong foundation for future outcomes through school and life.

Early childhood education and care services that are high quality: 

  • set high expectations for every child 
  • engage children in experiences that encourage and extend their learning
  • have well qualified, responsive educators 
  • focus on the whole child
  • build collaborative relationships with families
  • have effective leadership service management committed to continuous improvement
  • and are essential across the Northern Territory.

High-quality early childhood education and care services provide children with early skills and knowledge to build on for the rest of their lives.