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Challenge 1: a great start

The numeracy and literacy strategy outlines the importance of making sure that more children have a great start to their numeracy and literacy learning.

Supporting parents

Young children thrive when their parents and carers speak and play with them, and encourage them to explore their world and ask questions.

These simple things are important contributions that parents and carers can make to their child's numeracy and literacy development.

The strategy also aims to support parents by:

  • providing targeted referrals to community support
  • increasing the number of playgroups
  • developing numeracy and literacy resources and workshops.

Other initiatives

Other initiatives that promote a great start include:


Learning Improvement Division

Phone: 8226 4297
Emaildecd.newmedia [at] sa.gov.au