NT Government Department of Education Annual Report 2017-18 Department of Education Annual Report 2017-18 - Page 15

SUPPORTING CHILDREN’S ATTENDANCE IN PRESCHOOL AND TRANSITION TO SCHOOLING TEGIC P We established partnerships with families, communities and service providers to create holistic, individualised services to provide positive and engaging experiences in early learning. DRIVING IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION THROUGH REGULATORY PROCESSES INTEGRATING EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES To see all the key achievements of Early Childhood plus more information, click here to download the full version of the 2017-18 Annual Report.  Y A O C TI It is our priority to continue to improve the quality of early childhood education and care services across the Northern Territory by ensuring regulated early childhood services operate in a way that safeguards children’s health, safety and wellbeing. Every child can access a free preschool program for 15 hours per week under the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education in the year before they commence full-time schooling. We provided access to 15 hours of preschool per week for children aged from four years in urban areas and from three years in remote and very remote areas. Annual Report 2017-18 / Chapter 2 Page 15