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What age is your child? *


 
Does your four year old attend 15 hours per week of preschool (kindergarten in Victoria or Queensland)?

     
 
Why not?


 
Does your three-year-old participate in a preschool or kindergarten program? *

Either within a Long Day Care (Childcare) centre or at a sessional centre
     
 
Would you like your 3-year-old to participate in a preschool or kindergarten program? *

     
 
What prevents you?


 
What type of early learning/care does your child attend?

Indicate the number of days per week under each of the following relevant types of care:
 
Playgroup

 
Preschool or Preschool program

Sessional preschool in a centre or school, or preschool program in a long day care centre
 
Long Day Care (in a childcare centre)

 
Occasional care (in a childcare centre)

 
Family day care

 
Relative

 
Other carer

 
Please describe:

 
What type of early learning/care does your child attend?

Indicate the number of days per week under each of the following relevant types of care:
 
Playgroup

 
Kindergarten or Kindergarten Program

Sessional kindergarten in a centre or school, or kindergarten program in a long day care centre
 
Long Day Care (in a childcare centre)

 
Occasional care (in a childcare centre)

 
Family day care

 
Relative

 
Other carer

 
Please describe:

 
Benefits—from their participation in early learning or child care, have you seen your child have positive experiences and develop:

 
Social skills—interact with other children, adults, make friends *

     
 
Emotional capacity—understand and manage their own feelings for their age level *

     
 
Thinking skills—problem-solving, new ideas *

     
 
Speaking and listening skills *

     
 
The ability to learn new things and/or have new experiences *

     
 
Confidence *

     
 
Resilience—bounces back from setbacks or disappointment *

     
 
Empathy—puts themselves in another’s shoes *

     
 
Contribution and participation—offers to help, joins in, shares their ideas *

     
 
In your experience of early learning, how much would you agree or disagree with the following statements:

 
Have you observed your child having positive experiences and developing skills from their participation in early childhood education and care  (playgroups, childcare, family day care, preschool/kindergarten)? *


 
My child enjoys their time in early learning *


 
My child has made friends and learnt social skills *


 
My child participates in creative projects *


 
My child has learnt new activities that they practise at home *


 
I have learnt helpful ways to communicate with my child *


 
I understand my child’s behaviour better and have tools that support us *


 
ECEC professionals are/were friendly but I didn’t get much information about what my child was doing all day *


 
The service did not meet my expectations *


 
My child wasn’t happy in early learning *


 
I had concerns about the quality of the service *


 
Barriers

 
Did you experience any difficulties finding a suitable early childhood education service for your child to attend? *


 
Were those difficulties related to: *


 
Extra comments:

 
How many days in total per week is your child attending early childhood education and care services?

 
Is your child attending enough days of early childhood education and care to meet your families’ needs?

     
 
How do you meet your additional early childhood education and care needs?


 
What stops you being able to access more childcare?


 
Do you have any additional comments?

 
I would like to receive the results and more information from the Early Learning Everyone Benefits campaign *

     
Thank you!

Early Learning: Everyone Benefits is a collaborative national campaign to increase community understanding of the life-changing benefits to children of participating in quality early learning and the considerable flow-on benefits to families, communities and national wellbeing. More than 5000 parents and early childhood educators currently support the campaign.

Join the campaign here: 
http://www.everyonebenefits.org.au/getinvolved

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