Information for families

Starting Blocks is an ACECQA initiative that provides parents with information about early childhood education and care to help them make the best choice for their child and family.

  • Learn about children's developmental milestones
  • Search a child care near you and learn about their quality ratings
  • Learn about the types of child care services.
  • Understand what to expect from an early childhood education and care service
  • Tips for families on starting child care or preschool, and supporting the educators in taking the best care of your child.
  • Activities that can be done at home to encourage your child’s learning and development.