All posts by Sarah Plitcher

Sarah Pilcher is a Policy Fellow at the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University. She has considerable public policy experience across education, skills and the labour market, having worked for governments at both the state and federal level. Prior to joining Mitchell, Sarah worked in tertiary education reform and research at Commonwealth skills advisory body the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency. She has also worked at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Office of Education within the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities.

Australia is lagging on 3 year old participation in early childhood education

The OECD’s latest Starting Strong report provides an update on early childhood education opportunities across the developed world, and a fresh insight into how Australian children are faring. The Starting Strong series, which began in 2001, provides valuable comparisons and analysis of early childhood education systems, and has been highly influential in the development of early years policy […]

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