Early Learning - Information for P&Cs

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

The early years are a brief yet important stage in education. Preschool and kindy parents and carers have different needs to those with older children. Council encourages P&Cs to consider including a parent representative for the junior school community on the committee to build capacity and engagement with parents of younger learners. A P-2 parent rep provides benefits for the school-family partnership, recognises the important role of community in the early years, and builds capacity for parent engagement. 

Council have 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. 

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 - morning and evening options: 10.30-11.30am or 7.30-8.30pm. 
Registration: Jun-2 10.30amam or 7.30pmpm, Jul-28 10.30am or 7.30pm, Oct-27 10.30am or 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
Parent representatives (P&C) may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to the ELC.