Workshops for parents, community members and ECEC providers have commenced as a first step in designing the trial sites for EL3:
LEG = Local Enabling Group
|Trial Site Community 2024||LEG Meeting Dates||Venue|
|Bruny Island||Workshop: Tues 12 September @10:45am-12:30pm||Bruny Island District School|
|East Devonport||Workshop: Mon 14 August @12:30-2:30pm |
LEG #1: Mon 4 September @12:30-2:30pm
LEG #2: Mon 25 September @12:30-2:30pm
LEG #3: Mon 16 October @12:30-2:30pm
LEG #4: Tues 7 November @12:30-2:30pm
LEG #5: Mon 4 December @12:30-2:30pm
|East Devonport CFLC|
|Break O’Day||Workshop (St Helens): Thurs 24 August @10am-12pm |
LEG #1: Thurs 21 September @10am-12pm
|Break O’Day CFLC|
|Flinders Island||Workshop: Tues 15 August @4-5:30pm|
LEG #1: Tues 5 September @4-5:30pm
|Flinders Island District School|
|West Coast||Workshop (Strahan): Wed 13 September @10:15-11:15pm & @2:45-3:45pm |
Workshop (Queenstown): Thurs 14 September @12-2pm
|Strahan Primary School Hall|
Guided by a Co-Design Planning Group with ECEC, Independent and Catholic sector representatives, DECYP engaged with families, service providers and community members across Tasmania in March and April 2023 to hear from communities what early learning could look like.
DECYP held 32 workshops in 26 towns and cities across Tasmania, and there was a strong uptake on an online survey. This means over 340 people have had their say on early learning in their communities. Further information can be found in the report below.
What We Heard Report (PDF, 12MB)
DECYP held 32 workshops in 26 towns and cities across Tasmania, and there was a strong uptake on an online survey. This means over 340 people have had their say on early learning in their communities.
Trial Site Communities
Five communities across Tasmania have been selected to work together to establish trial early learning services for three year olds in 2024 to meet local community needs:
- St Helens, St Marys, Beaumaris, Scamander, Fingal, with possible outreach to Coles Bay and/or Glamorgan-Spring Bay (Break O’Day LGA, Glamorgan-Spring Bay LGA)
- East Devonport (Devonport City LGA)
- Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island (Flinders LGA)
- Bruny Island (Kingborough LGA)
- Queenstown, Strahan, Zeehan and Rosebery (West Coast LGA)
The Co-Design Planning Group has guided the selection of the communities, including through the broad community engagement and a criteria for assessment of suitability.
DECYP will continue to work in partnership with families, community members, ECEC providers and other key early years services to establish the trial sites and tailor the each one to community needs.
DECYP will also begin further community engagement and research across Hobart and Launceston to better understand the supports and action needed for future expansion of EL3 in these areas.
EL3 complements the Working Together initiative which supports children and families who may need additional assistance to overcome barriers to access and participate in early childhood education and care services.
For attending a workshop please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For regular updates on this initiative, please see the below Communiques:
- Universal Early Learning for Three Year Olds – Co-Design Planning Group (PDF, 650KB)
- Early Learning for Three Year Olds – Feb 2023 (PDF, 465KB)
- Early Learning for Three Year Olds – April 2023 (PDF, 465KB)
- Early Learning for Three Year Olds – July 2023 (PDF, 485KB)