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Acknowledgments i

NELLC would like to sincerely thank the government departments previously mentioned, and the organisations and individuals listed in Appendix A , for their contribution and input into the development of the Proposed National Strategy – through participation in a national forum held in November 2019, a workshop held in May 2021, and/or individual correspondence and communications.

The Proposed National Early Language and Literacy Strategy (Proposed National Strategy) was developed by the National Early Language and Literacy Coalition

(NELLC), comprised of the following members: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF)

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) The Smith Family

Its development was funded from 2018-2021 by the Ian Potter Foundation (IPF) and with in-kind support from the following Australian Government departments: Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) Department of Health Department of Social Services (DSS) National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) The Proposed National Strategy was also developed with input from the following state and territory departments: Department of Education (New South Wales; NSW) Ministry of Health (NSW)

Department of Education and Training (Victoria; Vic) Department of Health and Human Services (Vic) Centre for Children’s Health Research (Queensland; Qld) Department of Education (Qld) Department of Education (Western Australia; WA) Department of Education (South Australia; SA)

Department of the Premier and Cabinet (SA) Department of Education (Tasmania; Tas) Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Communities Services Directorate ACT Education Directorate Department of Education (Northern Territory; NT) State Libraries of Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia

Funding partner

i The Proposed National Strategy is not currently endorsed by the Australian Government or state/territory governments.

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