Making the case for high quality education in the earliest years...
The first 1,000 days of life are a critical time in a child’s development, with the brain forming around two-million neural pathways every second! This rapid brain development is not seen at any other stage of life.
There is strong evidence that our experiences and opportunities at the age of three can impact our health, happiness, education and employment outcomes during adulthood.
Future Tracks hinges on a belief that learning during the earliest years can lay solid foundations upon which essential life skills are built. A powerful societal change can therefore be made by focusing on the provision of quality learning for our youngest citizens, particularly those who experience vulnerabilities.
The goal is to galvanise the sector, and equip those committed to delivering quality early childhood education with the resources, tools, knowledge and creative thinking that will ensure life-long impacts for children.
Future Tracks has developed a suite of innovative programs to boost the capacity of the sector, and help meet the growing expectations of families and communities when it comes to their children’s educational needs.
Q: What does the Future Tracks idea of ‘quality’ look like?
A: In early In early childhood education, ‘quality’ means taking an approach that recognises each child as capable and competent. It focuses on children as individuals, and considers their place within families and communities. Quality practice comprises a range of hands-on, interactive, play-based learning opportunities that have genuine and positive impacts on each child’s curiosity, interests and development needs.