An economic analysis of early childhood education

An economic analysis of early childhood education

Aug 7
CEDA welcomes The Front Project, Chief Executive Officer, Jane Hunt to discuss their recently released report: A smart investment for a smarter Australia. Australia’s first Economic Analysis of early childhood education in the year before school


Jane Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, The Front Project

Event overview

There is an increasingly strong evidence base that demonstrates the impact of the early years on outcomes later on in life. While early childhood experiences do not entirely dictate future trajectories, they do create the foundations for all future learning, health and wellbeing.

Over the past 50 years, numerous international studies have shown that high quality early childhood education can have substantial and sustained impacts on a whole range of skills that are important for children’s futures. However, to date, no economic assessments of Australian early childhood education programs have been undertaken. International models do not necessarily reflect the unique nature of early child education provision in Australia or the specific social and economic circumstances of Australian society.   Join Jane Hunt from The Front Project, to discuss the findings of their new report A smart investment for a smarter Australia. Australia’s first Economic Analysis of early childhood education in the year before school

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Jane Hunt
Chief Executive Officer, The Front Project

As the Founding CEO of The Front Project, Jane is passionate about children’s education, health and development and is committed to helping our Australian business and community leaders place a new value on children in the early years.

Jane has won a number of awards for her work, including the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur Award in 2012, granting her an ongoing seat at World Economic Forum events, the Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2011 and the Melbourne Business 3000 Award for Community Innovation in 2010. Jane is currently a Non-Executive Director of Unison Community Housing and has held senior roles in the for-benefit sector, including CEO of Adopt Change and prior to that the Inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Fitted for Work. Jane was also the Victorian Strategy and Operations Manager for Mission Australia, and has had senior experience across for-benefit, corporate and academic sectors. Jane has a BA (Hons), MA (Hons) and Masters in Business Leadership, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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