• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE0553

Australian Pre-School Association. Victorian Branch

(From 1948 – )
  • Occupation Community organisation


The Australian Pre-School Association, previously named the Australian Association for Pre-School Child Development, established in 1939, is the national association for the advancement of pre-school development. All major voluntary agencies in Australia who work in the field of pre-school education are affiliates. The Victorian branch was established in 1948 and is acknowledged as the representative voluntary pre-school body in the state. Its role is to make a co-ordinated approach to the state government when legislation related to pre-school groups is being prepared, when standards in pre-school centres are being negotiated or when requests for improved subsidies are under discussion. As a lobby group it has greatly strengthened the pre-school voice.

Published resources

  • Report
    • Annual report, Australian Pre-School Association, Victorian Branch, 1969
    • Report to Executive Meeting, Australian Pre-School Association, Victorian Branch., Australian Pre-School Association. Victorian Branch., 1961
  • Journal
    • Newsletter ( Australian Pre-School Association, Victorian Branch), 1960
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • State Library of Victoria
    • Records, 1939-1986. [manuscript].

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