Startingblocks.gov.au is a new, family friendly resource available to help new parents answer child care questions and better understand the benefits of early childhood education and care. It offers helpful tips for parents on early childhood development and what to look for to ensure their child gets quality care and learning experience. Starting Blocks was developed by ACECQA. See below.
The Office for Early Childhood Education and Care is responsible for the strategic management and implementation of early childhood reforms. They are also responsible for the coordination of early childhood education and care programs, regulation and supporting quality improvement for all child care services in Queensland and working with stakeholders and service providers to meet Government goals.
ACECQA is the national body ensuring early childhood education and care across Australia is high quality.
Early Childhood Australia is the peak early-childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of Australian Government service delivery policy and offers a range of social, health and other payments and services. Support is available through Medicare, Centrelink and the Child Support program.