27 May 2021


Early Childhood in South Australia, including times prior to the establishment of the colony, has  remarkable history. Now seems an appropriate time to create an overview of this history so that the public and those who currently work in the sector, or who are entering the early childhood profession, become aware of that history and the work of those in whose footsteps they follow.

The history spans pre colonization until the present day and acknowledges that prior to European invasion Aboriginal First Nations educated their young children to enable them to be successful members of their communities.

For more information in regard to the Education Timeline and on the ‘A History of Early Childhood Education in South Australia’ please click here.

*State Library of South Australia, SLSA: PRG 280/1/6/353, http://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+280/1/6/353, Public Domain



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