Project Summary:

Building an effective support system for sustainable and effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood services – the evidence base​

This project aims to establish a robust Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support system for community controlled early learning services to provide much needed investment and responsive culturally safe supports into the sector. This will increase the availability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early learning services in target jurisdictions through establishment of new services.


SNAICC values the support of the Lowitja Institute in the evaluation of a pilot project to build and empower Aboriginal community-controlled services across the country to improve developmental outcomes for our children, in line with commitments in the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.”
– Catherine Liddle, CEO and Project Lead


“As the newly appointed director of this amazing SNAICC initiative for NSW and as a grant recipient, my team of Aboriginal staff and I are thrilled to be partnered with Lowitja. An organisation that champions the voice of our mob, our communities, our children, our agenda and our outcomes! Our key areas of focus are developing capacity enablers and pillars of success for our Aboriginal Early Years Education Services in NSW  so that our children are proud, safe and thriving in NSW.”

– Jo Goulding, Director for SNAICC NSW Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Early Years Support Entity

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