Because every child deserves the best possible start to life
Early Start’s purpose is to drive social transformation and deliver better outcomes for children, particularly those from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds and living in regional, rural, remote communities. It is a revolutionary initiative that uniquely combines research, teaching and community engagement in the earliest years of life.
Early Start is a new way of thinking about how the resources, the intellectual capital of a university and the rich body of research available can be put in direct contact with the community, and how technology can be part of the solution to bring about better outcomes for children.
The Early Start Discovery Space is about children and adults sharing the fun of our interactive experiences and stimulating educational programs.
We conduct research that aims to inform professional practice, influence policy development and have a real impact on the lives of children, youth and families.
Through our undergraduate and postgraduate programs, Early Start is training the next generation of professional focussed on the earliest years of life.
Early Start partners with 41 Engagement Centres across NSW and ACT to work towards creating and enriching life opportunities for young Australians from regional, rural and remote areas.