CEO Karri Hillier is invited to join the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia

We’re proud to announce that our CEO, Karri Hillier has joined the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA). She joins a group of 18 leading service providers. All members are leading representatives from early education and care providers from across Australia.

What ELACCA aims to achieve

The goal of the ELACCA is to “raise the quality of early learning and care across Australia, through innovation, research and strong engagement with our communities and government,” ELACCA CEO, Elizabeth Death, said.

Bringing leading service providers from across Australia together is one way the achieve this. The group of 19 ELACCA members allows ELACCA to get a true understanding of young children, families, and communities in every corner of the country. All members come from not-for-profit or for-profit organisations which deliver preschool, kindergarten, and long day care services to more than 2221,000 children.

One Tree’s unique perspective

With nearly 50 years of consistently providing childcare to remote and regional places in Western Australia and beyond, Karri and One Tree Community Services will bring a unique perspective to the ELACCA.

Many of the communities we serve at One Tree Community Services are rural and remote. In these communities, the barriers to delivering services are significant­ – and the challenges are unique. Yet, these communities have the highest need. We’re looking forward to sharing the stories of these communities and supporting the ELACCA to find solutions that benefit children, families and the educator workforce across the country.

The story of ELACCA

Since its establishment in 2014, ELACCA has sought to use its scale and reach to pursue better early learning outcomes for all young Australians.

The organisation’s work program covers three areas:

  • building higher quality in early learning and care services
  • building the educator workforce
  • improving equity of access to early learning for all children.

Recently in response to the early learning and care sector workforce crisis, they launched a Big Roles in Little Lives workforce campaign One Tree Community Services is also proud to be part of the Big Roles in Little Lives campaign.

We can’t wait to share updates from the ELACCA group as they work towards achieving their goals.

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