The KidsMatter Early Childhood Framework offers a comprehensive, systematic approach to:
- strengthen the protective factors that early childhood education and care services can effectively influence
- reduce the impact of risk factors.
Selected protective factors have been grouped into four KidsMatter Early Childhood Components within the Framework. The Framework:
- considers all aspects of care and education including relationships, the environment, policies, practises, events and children's development and learning
- involves all members of the early education and care community including children, educators, directors, families and external community services
offers a more in-depth discussion of the initiative's background, Framework and implementation. The (rtf) is also available for download in Word format.