Municipal Early Years Plan 2016-2020
The Municipal Early Years Plan 2016-2020 (MEYP) PDF 1.4MB) was adopted by Council at its 22 June 2016 meeting and will now be used to guide Council, and our community partners, in the planning, coordination and delivery of early years' services in the Shire until 2020.
Council has many strategies and plans which touch on the lives of children and their families. Research has shown that investment in the early years has returns in educational outcomes, productivity and positive community participation so it is important to have strategic goals which are specific to children aged 0-12 years. Whilst the previous Plan covered children 0-8 years, there is no strategy which acknowledges the 8-12 year olds. Educational frameworks now cover this group of children.
If you have any questions regarding the MEYP or would like to talk to us about it, please contact our Community Strengthening team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.