Children who engage in a quality preschool program are generally better prepared to start primary school. The Australian Government supports states and territories to ensure a nationally consistent quality preschool program is available for all children in the year before school.
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Funding for preschool
The Australian Government funds state and territory governments to provide quality preschool programs through the Universal Access National Partnership (UANP).
States and territories are responsible for the provision of preschool or kindergarten in their jurisdiction.
Preschool Reform Funding Agreement
A new $2 billion, four-year national reform commitment will be established to strengthen the delivery of preschool and better prepare children to start school, through to the end of the 2025 calendar year.