Help Australian children get the best start in life so they can reach their full potential.

NELLC Petition

Did you know Australia does not have a national strategy to support children’s language and literacy before they get to school?

We have established a petition to help you to lend your voice to this important national priority.

In signing this petition you are helping the NELLC to lobby Commonwealth, state and territory governments to adopt this initiative, to take it to the next level and confirm that development of our childrens’ language and literacy skills are a national priority.

The Proposed National Early Language and Literacy Strategy sets out the scale of the issue; describes what is happening on the ground, in different communities, and puts forward a framework for action. It is condensed into four essential priority areas – family support within communities, early education and transitions, specialist support, knowledge production and dissemination.

The Proposed National Early Language and Literacy Strategy is just that – a proposal. Please add your voice to ours and help make the ambitious goals described in the proposed strategy a reality.

Sign the petition

Share the proposed strategy

We hope you will share the proposed strategy through your networks, your social media and to your local representatives.

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