To realise our vision of addressing disadvantage by improving quality and access in Australia’s early childhood education system, the Front Project applies a Systems Change approach to our work.
We find and respond to opportunities for change at an overall system level, to ensure a better future for all Australian children.
What makes our Systems Change approach unique compared to advocacy, research or policy work is how we consider the entire early education system to understand how it intersects with our broader society, learn where the best opportunities are to optimise outcomes; and find appropriate, feasible solutions that deliver the most benefits to children, families, employers, and our economy.
Defining Systems Change
The Front Project’s strategic approach works on the ‘six conditions of systems change’ which hold problems in place, as described by John Kania, Mark Kramer, and Peter Senge in their seminal work, The Water of Systems Change.
“ECEC plays a profound role in the learning and development of children in Australia, in alleviating inequality, in supporting workforce participation and in driving economic growth.”
The Front Project CEO Jane Hunt
We understand that to change the system we need to be able to work with the entire system, at all of its levels, at the same time.
Our work is about understanding the conditions which constrain or accelerate change within the current system and working to address them, so they change for the long term.
Download our systems change resource to learn more about our work.