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Every year, WACOSS makes a Pre-Budget Submission to the WA State Government advocating for better investment in community services. This submission provides a way for WACOSS to take community concerns directly to the State Government. We are seeking your input into what we should be including in this year's submission. Below is a link to the survey questions and all questions are optional.
Please click on the link below  to access the latest  news and information from the Connecting Early Years Network Support Program. eyn-newsletter-winter2018.pdf
Building on the positive news that we received from Minister McGurk at the recent Early Years Networks Forum, we are pleased to inform you that the Department of Communities has agreed to continue funding the Connecting Early Years Network Support Program from July 1 2018 until June 30 2019. This funding will enable WACOSS to continue the Project Officer Community Engagement role for three days each week, plus some managerial support from the team at WACOSS.…

CoLab launches new resources in  Brain Development in Early Childhood and Poverty and Inequality


 Drawing on the research of the Telethon Kids Institute and other leading early childhood organisations, CoLab seeks to provide a repository of current research and information, that is easily accessible, understandable and practical for a range of audiences including policymakers, practitioners, educators, researchers and the community.


Click on the link to access this information

The Connecting Early Years Networks portal has been purpose built for the Early Years Networks. Here the networks can

  • Search for networks in a region

  • Share information 

  • Share resources

  • Promote their events

  • Post discussions about current issues 

This portal has many features networks can personally customise for their group. Most of the information on this space is publicly available so you can promote the great work being done by your network and encourage wider support of the network from new members.


"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