The B4 Early Years Coalition

 

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The B4 Early Years Coalition

Vision:

Every child in Tasmania, is cared for and nurtured through the early years, no matter what.

Goals:

  1. Everyone values the early years
  2. Everyone supports the early years
  3. Everyone works together for the early years.

Working together across the three B4 Early Years Coalition goals will ensure everyone:

  • is aware of, and understand the importance and lifelong benefits of strong healthy development, pregnancy to 4 years of age.
  • has the skills, knowledge, resources and a role to support children, pregnancy to 4 years of age, their families and communities; and
  • families, services, business and communities have the knowledge, skills and confidence to partner and ensure the best start for children, pregnancy to 4 years of age, their families and communities.

 


What we do

The B4 Early Years Coalition will connect people and organisations from across the Tasmanian community who are committed to supporting children, pregnancy to 4 years of age and their families.

The name B4 represents the early years of a child’s life, pregnancy to age four, the years ‘before’ a child begins full-time school and the period before birth. These early years are a time of rapid change and development for children, as they learn and grow and discover the world around them.

The B4 Early Years Coalition is based on the ‘collective impact’ model (Kania and Kramer, 20 I I) where organisations and individuals from across diverse sectors work together to address social issues.

The B4 Early Years Coalition will bring together individuals, businesses, communities and government to think about what we want for our youngest community members and drive community action to achieve better outcomes for young children and their families.

B4 Leaders Update – 29 August 2017

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Who we are

Leaders


Leaders

B4 Early Years Coalition

Influential individuals from diverse backgrounds who after a public expression of interest have been appointed by the Minister for Education and Training in 2017. Leaders will represent and engage groups and individuals across identified sectors.

Members


Members

B4 Early Years Coalition

Organisations taking action to improve outcomes for children in the early years, working together with families and communities.

Supporters


Supporters

B4 Early Years Coalition

Individuals who are committed to supporting children in the early years, working together with families and communities.

Our Team

 

Our Team


B4 Co-Chairs

The B4 Early Years Coalition is Co-Chaired by the past Chair of the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation, Elizabeth Daly and David Clements Tasmania’s Interim Commissioner for Children and Young People. Elizabeth and David are both passionate supporters of Tasmania’s children and the importance of the early years in influencing the future life chances of our young people.


Elizabeth Daly

David Clements

David Clements


B4 Support team

The Department of Education as the backbone organisation provides the B4 Support Team to undertake and drive project management and associated roles and functions to support the B4 Early Years Coalition Leaders, Members and Supporters to raise awareness of the importance of the early years and the need for a whole of community approach. The Support Team brings a variety of skills in the early years, education, and supporting families and communities


Suzanne Purdon

Principal Project Officer Early Years

Annette Fuller

Senior Project Officer B4 Early Years Coalition

Melanie Pennington

Administration Officer B4 Early Years Coalition

Contact

 

 

Contact us

Address
GPO Box 169
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Email
b4@education.tas.gov.au