Review Of The National Partnership Agreement On Universal Access To Early Childhood Education

Under the NPAECE, the Australian government has provided $970 million over five years to implement the Universal Access Initiative. Of this funding, $950 million was allocated to state and territory governments, and the remainder for data development and analysis. These appropriations have been entered in the 2008/2009 budget. The Australian government`s future for universal access to ECE is uncertain. A decision on future funding will likely depend on the outcome of the necessary NPAUAECE audit, which states that the results of the audit will be used to „enable a decision on the provision of services and the adequacy of funding in 2015 before the end of 2014“. A program implemented the year before full-time school in a large number of environments, including long daycares, autonomous kindergartens and kindergartens that are part of the schools. .