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The Early Years Count

The early years of a child's life (0-8 years) are the most important. It's the time when everyday interactions and experiences shape young children's physical and brain development. 

The Early Years Count has tips and activities to help you give your little ones the best start in life. It also supports families and communities to promote language and culture in programs, and positive identity and belonging in the early years.

Make The Early Years Count!

Find a community support service

oneplace Community Services Directory can help you get to the right service at the right time. Search for local support services, including:

  • parenting groups and classes
  • domestic and family violence support services
  • housing and accommodation
  • help with money and budgeting

Search for a support service that can help you on oneplace.

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Last updated:
12 April 2018
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