Annual report

Our mission


To enrich and support the environments in which children flourish by engaging with families and communities.


To strengthen and support the ways people care for and work with children by increasing capacity and leadership.


To influence policy and practice through interdisciplinary research and collaborations that improve knowledge and understanding of child development.

2021 Annual Report

2021 was another remarkable year. Here we share our continued efforts to ensure positive impacts for children, families and communities through the Discovery Space, community engagement, research and translation. We also celebrate our ongoing reconciliation journey to value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.

View the Early Start 2021 report (2.2MB)
Preschool aged children creating an indigenous inspired poster with their handprints