Next steps

The National Early Language and Literacy Strategy

What we’re doing

Over the past three years the National Early Language and Literacy Coalition (NELLC), together with the support of the Ian Potter Foundation, and input from government departments, agencies and interested parties, have developed a proposed national strategy that they want the government to review and prioritise.

The proposed 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, and knowledge production and dissemination.

I’m a kindergarten teacher and see so many children struggle with early literacy which impacts all of their schooling. There are so few resources for the average family to access to help their children overcome these obstacles, often resulting in generational illiteracy

How you can help

Share the proposed strategy

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

I’m a paediatric speech pathologist who has seen the positive impacts of research based language and literacy education. I believe all children should have access to high quality literacy education, as this can dramatically change their futures.