A Shorten Labor government would extend subsidised education to three-year-olds #auspol More Here;

Families will be promised a $1.75 billion funding boost in a dramatic Labor pledge to widen access to preschool, offering new subsidies to help children learn more at a younger age.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will guarantee access to subsidised preschool for around 700,000 children a year in a move that intensifies his policy fight on education ahead of the next election.

The Labor policy continues an existing federal package to subsidise preschool for four-year-olds, but it ramps up the funding to extend the scheme to three-year-olds in the name of lifting education results…

Every three-year-old in Australia would be able to access 15 hours of subsidised early childhood education each week under the Labor plan, to be outlined with a claim that it will help expand the economy over time.

β€œThis is an economic and social reform as profound as lifting the school leaving age and opening up universal access to universities,” Mr Shorten says in a speech to be delivered on Thursday.

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