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Click here for ECA statement on COVID-19.

Click here for ECA Media Release on changes to ECEC Relief Package 21 May 2020.

About ECA

Established in 1938, Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is the largest and most authoritative peak body in the early childhood sector. We represent over 2500 members nationwide, from private, community-based and local government service providers, individual educators, schools, universities and other organisations that are passionate about the wellbeing of all Australian children.

ECA prides itself on being a voice for young children. We are willing and able to speak on a broad range of issues related to the delivery of early childhood education and care (ECEC), including:

  • quality in early childhood education
  • Federal Government policy, and
  • affordability and accessibility of ECEC.

Through our vast network, we are also able to provide highly qualified experts on fields including child psychology, social and emotional wellbeing of children, early childhood education and care and much more. ECA is available to all national media outlets including print, radio and television.

Spokesperson profile

Samantha (Sam) Page is the Chief Executive Officer of ECA.

Sam has worked in a variety of positions within the community, public and private sectors, spanning service delivery and service management, policy development, change management and public administration. She has worked closely with community sector leaders, Members of Parliament, senior bureaucrats in Federal Government agencies as well as peak bodies, research institutes and


Please call ECA’s Media officer Katie Golding on 0475 554 999, or click here to email. Please note that these contact details are for journalists and media only.

Media releases


To receive ECA’s media releases, please contact our media team via email.