The Early Years Initiative will see four Western Australian communities partner with State Government, Minderoo Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute on a long term strategy to improve outcomes for young children and their families.

The unprecedented 10-year partnership will link community leaders, government, researchers, business and philanthropic organisations to find ways to better design and deliver services.

The four partner communities, which are yet to be confirmed, will be chosen from metropolitan, regional and remote Western Australia. 

The Initiative is a response to evidence that suggests many children aged 0-4 years old in WA are not reaching developmental milestones before reaching school age.

Factors including housing, employment, education, health and safety will be taken into consideration as part of the Initiative.

The Early Years Initiative is a $49.3 million investment over 10 years. Costs and resources will be shared between the State Government, Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation.

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