Greens plan to lift early education

INVESTING in the early years of education will have the most effective educational outcomes, according to Greens education spokesman Nick McKim.

The Launching into Learning program would see $5 million in extra funding to expand its services from birth to age eight under a Tasmanian Greens policy announced yesterday.

The investment would include an additional 14 new full-time teachers and seven teacher aides, spread across 70 schools.

"If you really want to increase the value that Tasmanians place on education, the early years is the most effective area," he said.

Mr McKim said the Launching into Learning program was making a "massive difference" to educational outcomes in Tasmania.

"It will encourage parents into the classroom right up until grade 2 so they get more involved in the education of their children," Mr McKim said.

The Launching into Learning program has been rolled out to every government primary school in Tasmania.

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