A child’s early years – from conception to the start of school – set the foundation for his or her future wellbeing and success.
CoLab is a partnership between Minderoo Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute which aims to bring together the expertise of families, clinicians, educators, policy makers, other practitioners and researchers to improve the development and learning of Australian children.
CoLab is committed to supporting integrated approaches that build sustainable empowerment in individuals and communities. CoLab provides a platform to enhance early childhood development and learning to ensure young children in Australia develop, learn and thrive.
CoLab is leading major initiatives centered on our three enduring priorities:
The CoLab partnership is responsible for the following projects. You can learn more about them in Related Projects below:
The early years of life are characterised by significant opportunity, rapid change and accelerated development. This is unparalleled in any other subsequent stage of life.
Minderoo and Telethon Kids recognise that in order to improve the future for children, non-traditional partners need to work together over a sustained period of time, with a focus on families, places and communities. It is critical we collaborate to ensure every Australian child gets the best possible start in life.