Early childhood policy launched

Wanneroo now has an Early Childhood Policy and Strategy.
Wanneroo now has an Early Childhood Policy and Strategy.

The strategy, endorsed by the council earlier this year, is a three-year plan to support children up to eight years.

‘Children aged to eight make up almost 15 per cent of the City’s population,’ Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

‘Recent Australian early development census results indicated 23.7 per cent of children tested in the City were assessed as being developmentally vulnerable.’

She said the strategy would support existing programs and activities such as It’s All About Play, It’s All About Parenting, Rhyme Time and Story Time.