On Friday 3 November, Dr Aly announced that CDRC is a newly funded organisation as part of the Community Child Care Fund Restricted (CCCFR) Expansion Closing the Gap grant opportunity.
SNAICC, the national peak body for Indigenous children, will be the community partner for the new service – supporting its establishment and the implementation of community-led and culturally safe early childhood education and care.
“Every child should be able to access quality early childhood education and care, no matter where they live,” Dr Aly said.
“When children access quality early learning they do better throughout life, from better health outcomes, improved school readiness and higher paying jobs later in life.
"With quality early childhood education and care we have the ability to change the trajectory of a child’s life, helping to Close the Gap for First Nations Children.”