Push to extend pre-school to three-year-olds as Aussie kids risk falling behind the world

All three and four-year-olds must be enrolled in pre-school to stop Australia children falling behind the rest of the world in early learning skills, experts warn.

A push to extend pre-school­ education to three-year-olds­ is being promoted by the influential Mitchell Institute at Victoria University and Early Learning Association Australia.
Mitchell Institute director Megan O’Connell told The Saturday Telegraph two years of pre-school was “proven to lift performance at school and later in life”.
But she said Australia did not have systems in place to enforce mandatory attendance at pre-school.