The early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector has responded favourably to the issuance of a new report from PwC yesterday, which highlighted the economic and societal benefits gained from sound and continuing investment in the early years.
The Australian first study, A Smart Investment for a Smarter Australia outlined that investing in ECEC demonstrates the potential for more children and families to live healthier, happier and more productive lives, boosts productivity and increases workforce participation.
The study was commissioned by The Front Project, a business advocacy group supporting investment in the early years. Member of The Front Project, and ECMS CEO, Kim Bertino, attended the launch of the report in Melbourne yesterday, and remarked on its significance, saying “these crucial findings contribute to an evidence base that allows us to continue our work towards a financially sustainable and scalable organisation, and increase the impact we have on positive outcomes for children before they start school.”
SOURCE: Freya Lucas. “ECEC sector responds favourably to PwC report confirming the value of the early years” The Sector, 21 June 2019.
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