‘Go big and go bold’: NSW adds an extra year of school
Children in NSW could be going to school for an extra year in the biggest schooling reform in a generation.
Every four-year-old will be offered to attend pre-kindergarten, five days per week, over the next ten years.
The $5.8 billion policy will begin with a pilot next year.
The classes won’t be compulsory, but a similar policy in Canada has a take-up rate of more than 90 per cent.
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell told Ben Fordham families and children will feel the benefits.
“This is an evidence-based policy that shows if you have good quality early learning it absolutely changes the trajectory of the lives of children.”
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