In the early years babies and toddlers learn problem solving, language and literacy and social/ emotional skills. If a child starts behind they will stay behind.
Did you know that one in five Australian children are not properly prepared when they start school? If you’re of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, this number doubles.
Save the Children has been operating in Australia for almost 100 years, with a strong focus on education and providing positive, safe and nurturing environments for all children.
There are children and young people across the country that miss out on a quality schooling experience. Our projects focus on supporting schools and families to make sure every child gets the chance to enjoy a successful start and remains engaged in education.
We’re doing everything we can to address this problem and your support can help make sure that more children have a successful start to their schooling.