helps children achieve a better life.
We focus on prevention, heading off problems before they arise.
We do this by discovering and spreading news on what research tells us are the best practical ways to overcome disadvantage early and set children on a positive future path. We bring together researchers, policy makers in government, people delivering services, children and youth to learn from each other.
They have all told us that what matters most are: love and safety; meeting material needs like food, clothing and housing; health; learning; a chance to participate in decision making; and pride in culture and identity.
We work on these through a national action plan called The Nest
This ARACY Engagement Hub allows collaboration on a range of projects – including Great to Eight
, a research agenda that represents a genuinely nation building project with the potential to positively influence Australia’s investment in early childhood research on a grand scale, and a similarly ambitious National Early Years Collaboration
that seeks to build and gain adoption for a national blueprint to improve the lives of Australia's children in their first 1000 days.
Current Opportunities to Get Involved