Riverina childcare shortage linked to rise in developmentally vulnerable students by Mitchell Institute report

Monty Jacka
By Monty Jacka
Updated May 14 2022 - 9:50pm, first published May 13 2022 - 11:00pm
LEFT BEHIND: The Mitchell Institute analysis reports a link between the Riverina's childcare shortage and the number of "developmentally vulnerable" school starters in the region.

More than one in every five Riverina children are behind their peers when they begin school and the lack of available childcare spots across the region could be to blame, according to new analysis.

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Monty Jacka

Monty Jacka

Journalist

Monty is a journalist at The Daily Advertiser in Wagga. He can be reached at m.jacka@austcommunitymedia.com.au