Setup for Success


Quality early years programs should focus on working with families to support their children to become engaged with their learning

Catholic Education Tasmania has worked closely with schools and their local communities to develop the early years program Setup for Success to promote learning for life for both young children and their families. This program is open to all families within the community who have a child aged between birth and five years. 

Our qualified Setup for Success coordinators develop programs inspired by Christian values to meet the needs of children and families within their local community.

Caring and supportive environments that promote early childhood development greatly increase a child’s chances of a successful transition to school. 


Successful transitions into school help children achieve better learning outcomes whilst at school and lead to a better education, employment prospects, and health after they have finished school.

Parents attend Setup for Success alongside their children in a welcoming and inspiring environment designed to promote development across all learning areas.

Each week the Setup for Success program coordinators will work with families to:

  • support parental understanding of child development,
  • respond to learners’ interests, strengths and needs,
  • communicate the learning that is on offer, and why this learning is important to their child, and
  • provide resources to assist families to continue to support their children’s learning in their home settings.

Catholic Education Tasmania runs Setup for Success in many of our primary schools. The aim of our Setup for Success program is for schools to work with families to build a community of learners who support children to become engaged with their learning for life, inspired by Christian values.

Our caring and supportive environments promote optimal early childhood development that greatly increases children’s chances of a successful transition to school. This, in turn, promotes children’s chances of achieving better learning outcomes while at school, and better education, employment and health after they have finished school.

Image: the Hon Will Hodgman MP launching our Setup for Success program at Parliament House (13 March 2019)