Early Learning - Information for P&Cs

Preschool and kindy parents are highly engaged throughout their child's early years. Appointing an Early Learning Parent Representative to the P&C committee sends a positive message to parents and carers of younger children.

Council encourages P&Cs to include a parent representative role on the committee (for the junior school parent community). A role description template is available below with options to support the early years parent community. P-2 parent reps can provide benefits for school-family partnerships and community in the early years. 

Preschool enrolment applications begin annually in May and enrolment offers are sent out from July, with instructions for parents to verify their details. We know parents often look for ways to connect with the school well before the preschool or kindy year begins. This can be daunting, especially for first-time parents and relocated residents. School P&Cs provide a friendly point of contact for new parents seeking to connect and familiarise themselves and their children with the new community.  

Council has the following resources to support P&Cs and parent representatives:

With more resources being developed. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or suggestions. 

Council's Early Learning Officer can support your P&Cs EL activities. Learn more about what other P&C's are doing here '...at our P&C'    

*Coronavirus information for parents and parent associations

Early Learning Committee

The ELC supports parents to have an active role in their child’s early education and school community. The committee meets once each school term (usually online). Early Learning Parent Representatives (parent volunteers on Primary school P&Cs or Preschool Parent Associations) and the parents/carers of children attending public preschools or junior primary are welcome to attend.

Meetings: online once per term - 7.30-8.30pm
Registration:  Aug-18 7.30pm, Oct-27 7.30pm
To receive meeting notifications and minutes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email list. 
For details of previous meetings see the ELC minute summaries