Early childhood education and care services influence many factors known to affect children's mental health and wellbeing. Significant factors are organised into target areas that make up each component.

This graphic shows how the KidsMatter Early Childhood components are:

  • inter-related
  • embedded within and supported by Component 1
  • of equal importance

Graphic showing the inter-connected relationships between components


Learn about links to the National Quality Standard

Find eBooks and more explaining the connections.

What else does the theory say?

Find literature reviews for each Framework Component here.