The Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care released its final report in August 2023. You can read a copy of the report here. The Commission delivered 43 reccomendations to the South Australian government on how it can be a leader in early childhood education and care. The reccomendations were based on three lines of inquiry set by the Commission's terms of reference. These were:
1) How South Australian families are supported in the first 1000 days of a child’s life, with a focus on opportunities to further leverage early childhood education and care to improve outcomes for South Australian children.
2) How universal quality preschool programs for three and four-year-olds can be delivered in South Australia, with a goal to achieve this in 2026.
3) How all families can access out of school hours care at both preschool and primary school ages, including accessibility, affordability and quality. The benefits of increasing workforce participation from parents through improved access to childcare, early childhood education, and out of school hours care.