The Early Learning Strategy – 10 Year Plan: Growing our Learners

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This forum will explore the imperative for the strategy and what research and evidence tells us are the best whole of government and non-government systemic levers for improved child development, children’s wellbeing, governance and partnerships. Together we can make a difference, optimise our resources, respond purposefully to the needs of children and families and improve the current trajectories for children in our state.

Our Speakers
Caroline Croser-Barlow, Executive Director, Early Years and Child Development Division, Department for Education
The Department for Education Early Learning Strategy – all young children thriving and learning.

Professor Sally Brinkman, Program Head, International Child Development / Team Head, Child Health Development and Education, Telethon Kids Institute.
How are children developing in South Australia? Changes over time and in comparison to other jurisdictions.

Dr Anne Glover AO, Presiding Member of the SA Child Development Council / Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia
Thriving and learning: population-level monitoring and reporting of South Australia’s young children.

Dr Rhiannon Pilkington, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group, School of Public Health, University of Adelaide
Information systems and linked data to inform evidence-based interventions to improve population health and wellbeing.

Michael Edgecomb, Lead Consultant/Facilitator, Doing Life Together
Social innovation, change labs, and outcomes measurement: Tools to deepen our understanding, draw us closer to the heart of community, and to develop interdependent communities where children and families can grow and thrive.

Our Chair
Professor Carol Maher (HDA Co-Convenor), Professor of Population and Digital Health, Medical Research Future Fund Investigator / Deputy Director of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), University of South Australia.

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