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WACOSS through the Connecting Early Years Network Support Program has successfully worked in partnership with 44 Early Years Networks across the state, to improve outcomes for children in local communities and provided opportunities for place-based early years strategic direction. On May 16, all Early Years Networks were provided an emailed letter and Q & A document to notify you of the transition of support. From June 30, 2019,… read WACOSS's response to the State Budget and a set of information factsheets, click on the above link. 
 The Results for the 2018 Australian Development Census (AEDC) were released on Friday 22 March 2019 and are now available for your viewing. Please see the links below .   2018 AEDC National Report        AEDC Data explorer allows you to search for a location.   …
Sessions are to be held on Wednesday 17th April and Wednesday 12th June at Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Wanneroo. Register by contacting Amanda Grimmond :    



"As a member of two early years networks, I am a big advocate for using the Early Years network portal. This resource has been a bit of dream for many years – that one place to go to connect with each other and share resources with other early years groups. It is great to see this dream come  to fruition and see so many people using it. The more of us that are on there, the better it will become, so I highly recommend signing up if you haven’t already and check out all of the resources, start sharing stories and connect with other networks across the state."

Karen Dales-Anderson

“Members of the Pilbara Early Years Group Network, as part of the WACOSS Connecting Early Years Portal find the view ahead with the training and presentations calendar of events, most valuable.  This information allows regional people to view not only online webinars coming up months in advance, but also the training and presentation opportunities coming to regional centres, as well those being provided in Perth.  It’s vital for regional members to have a clear view well in advance of what’s on offer, given that both staffing and travel/distance challenges, are ever present”.

Debbie Allcott