Number 40: Child care and early education in Australia - The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

This report was commissioned by the Australian Government Office for Women as part of the Women's Leadership and Development Programme.

The research undertaken for Child care and early education in Australia is based on data collected in Wave 1 of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) from parents, children and child care/early education carers and teachers. The Wave 1 LSAC sample comprises 5,107 infants (mean age 8.8 months, range from 3 to 19 months) and 4,983 children (mean age 4 years and 9 months, range from 4 years and 3 months to 5 years and 7 months) and their families.

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