Labor has promised to subsidise 600 hours of preschool for 700,000 Aussie children.
Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, has promised an extra $1.75 billion, for up to 15 hours a week for three years olds, and to continue the program for four year olds beyond 2019, shares 9 news.
Mr Shorten says it’s the “biggest ever investment in early education in Australia”.
“We need to give all three year olds and four year olds in Australia the best jump start to going into school,” Mr Shorten said.
“All the education experts have made it very clear that a little child’s development up to the age of five is very important.
“So Labor believes in investing in the learning and educational outcomes of three and four year olds.
“It will help parents with the cost of paying for pre-school and I think it will really, really make a massive change.
“It’s re-imagining childcare into early childhood education.
“Australian parents and kids will be the winners.”
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