Ten-Year Early Childhood Development Plan - Starting Early for a Better Future

Consultation has concluded

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

Your responses will help to shape the Starting Early for a Better Future plan which will guide how services, support and investment can be delivered in the most effective way to give every Territory child the best opportunity for a happy, healthy life.

The final plan is due to be released early 2018.

Making a difference now in the lives of children will have a positive influence on the Territory’s future.

What happens in the early years matters for life. It is a sensitive period of growth that builds the foundations for adolescence and adulthood. Life’s success, health and emotional wellbeing all have their roots in early childhood.

The health and wellbeing of Territory children reflects the environment in which they are born and live, play, learn and grow. There is wide diversity in the wellbeing of families in the Territory-both in their strengths and their vulnerabilities.

Starting Early for a Better Future outlines the actions we need to take to ensure Territory children reach their full potential. It provides a focus on children and families who face the most challenges and complex issues. It outlines solutions based on what we already know works well for children and families.

We have worked with government agencies, specialist stakeholders and experts to develop the plan so far.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

Your responses will help to shape the Starting Early for a Better Future plan which will guide how services, support and investment can be delivered in the most effective way to give every Territory child the best opportunity for a happy, healthy life.

The final plan is due to be released early 2018.

Making a difference now in the lives of children will have a positive influence on the Territory’s future.

What happens in the early years matters for life. It is a sensitive period of growth that builds the foundations for adolescence and adulthood. Life’s success, health and emotional wellbeing all have their roots in early childhood.

The health and wellbeing of Territory children reflects the environment in which they are born and live, play, learn and grow. There is wide diversity in the wellbeing of families in the Territory-both in their strengths and their vulnerabilities.

Starting Early for a Better Future outlines the actions we need to take to ensure Territory children reach their full potential. It provides a focus on children and families who face the most challenges and complex issues. It outlines solutions based on what we already know works well for children and families.

We have worked with government agencies, specialist stakeholders and experts to develop the plan so far.