The Early Years Partnership is a partnership between four communities, State Government and Minderoo Foundation, with Telethon Kids Institute as evidence and evaluation partner. The Australian Government is a supporting partner via the Connected Beginnings Program.
We work collaboratively with our partners across government and the community services sector to deliver disability services, child protection and family support, housing, and community and regional initiatives.
Minderoo Foundation is a modern philanthropic organisation. We take on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. We incubate ideas and accelerate impact. We push the limits of what is believed possible.
Minderoo Foundation is one of Australasia’s largest philanthropies, with AUD$2.6 billion funds invested in philanthropic causes. These causes range from eliminating childhood cancer to improving early childhood education, ending modern slavery and driving accountability in and responsibility for global overfishing, plastic pollution, global warming and the tech ecosystem.
WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system. With a State spanning over 2.5 million square kilometres, it is the largest area in the world covered by a single health authority.
WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the WA Health lead for the Early Years Partnership.
We aim to deliver a high-quality education to all students in all learning environments. We are committed to all students achieving their best and being lifelong learners who contribute actively to their communities and to society.
The Telethon Kids Institute is based within the Perth Children’s Hospital, and is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of around 1,000 staff, students and honoraries.
> Early years initiative off to strong start article, first published 10 July 2019
Connected Beginnings is a grants program and is about making sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children get the best start to life. It is for children from birth to school age and pregnant women. Through it, children can get steady, wrap-around support. This helps them meet the learning and development milestones needed for a smooth start to school.
The program is jointly funded by the Department of Education and the Department of Health.