About Us

Vision

Our Vision is accessible and affordable high quality childcare and early childcare education for every child in a society that recognises that every child counts, and that every young mind matters.

 

Mission

To provide leadership, expertise and advocacy in the pursuit of excellence in childcare and early childhood education.

 

Values

·        Professionalism

·        Leadership

·        Ethics

·        Respect

·        Knowledge

·        Communication

·        Engagement

·        Compliance

·        Adaptability

About Us

Purpose

Support Members
through engagement, providing resources, providing communication channels and sharing knowledge.
Advocate
effectively and proactively on behalf of services, children and families by providing a collective voice.
Influence Better Regulation
by working with leading policy and decision-makers at all levels of government, the industry and its stakeholders, and the wider community.
Advance the Profession
by raising awareness of the specialty, promoting the national long-term value of an early childhood education, and providing professional development opportunities.

 

Goals and Strategies

Focus

Goal

Strategies

 

Members

 

To enhance support to members

To increase tangible member services

To grow the organisation’s membership

 

Develop more contemporary professional forms of communication through technology.

Provide more resources, beneficial partnerships and affiliations and professional development opportunities.

Demonstrate and communicate a compelling case for every private service provider to be a member of ACA SA.

 

 

Advocacy

 

To maintain a continuous discussion in the wider community and government in regard to childcare and early education matters.

 

Find ways to value (in economic terms) early childhood education for a community or society and communicate this effectively.

Be proactive in seeking opportunities to present and engage at all levels and in a variety of situations.


 

Regulation

 

To become the ‘go to’ organisation for policy and decision-makers, influencers, stakeholders and the media.

 

 

Persistently and consistently engage with decision-makers and influencers.

Work closely and collaboratively with the ACA nationally in lobbying efforts.

Engage with the other industry sector players and stakeholders to present a united voice to government.

 

 

Profession

 

To promote the profession as a highly desirable career choice, and attract and retain employees.

 

Monitor educational institutions, registration systems and courses for their effectiveness in providing a workforce with ‘the right stuff’.

Champion and recognise childcare and early education as a vital and satisfying life-long career.

Develop and communicate an effective and convincing message promoting childcare as a career choice to potential candidates.