early childhood

Opportunity Child launches as an independent organisation

We are excited to announce that Opportunity Child has officially become a separate entity after successful incubation by ten20 Foundation.

Our inaugural board meeting on 24th October saw Ivan Power from Macquarie Group welcomed as Incoming Chair. Ivan brings a passion for working with communities to improve the lives of their children and is joined by NSW’s former and inaugural Children’s Commissioner, Gillian Calvert as Deputy Chair.

We believe the expertise of our new board will offer us fresh perspectives,

OC ramps up capabilities in Early Childhood collaboration

23 August 2018

Opportunity Child has announced four significant appointments to drive its Collective Impact agenda in early childhood development.

Tara Kleine
Tara Kleine – Director, Capability and Development (starts 3rd September). Tara was previously Principal Advisor for Leadership and Organisational Capability at Rio Tinto. She brings executive-level experience across corporate, government, community and NFP and is skilled in leading large networks and influencing for strategic and programmatic benefit. A major focus of her role will be designing and implementing a structured peer support network for communities focused on place-based work in Australia.

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Media release: CEO appointed

24 January 2018

Opportunity Child partners and the ten20 Board are pleased to announce that Dr Dianne Jackson has been appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer for Opportunity Child ‑ Australia’s only national intermediary in the early childhood development space using a collective impact approach.

Dr Jackson’s starting date is Monday 29 January 2018.

“Taking up the reins in this role represents a career highlight, enabling me to work alongside many,

CEO appointed to Opportunity Child

Dr Dianne Jackson is the new CEO of Opportunity Child

The Opportunity Child partners, along with the ten20 Board, are pleased to announce that Dr Dianne Jackson has accepted the offer of the new role of Chief Executive Officer for Opportunity Child.

Dianne’s starting date is Monday 29 January 2018.

She says being appointed to the role of CEO represents a career highlight which enables Dianne to work alongside many, for the greater good of kids.

Policy roundtable report released

A new report into place-based approaches has been released by our impact partners the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH).

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All children deserve to be loved and safe

What does place-based collective impact look like on the ground and what are communities doing to engage citizens in improving outcomes for our children?

How to plan for impact – community snapshot

For a collective impact initiative starting out, what steps do they take to get traction on a complex ‘messy’ problem? Darwin based Sanderson Alliance describe how they started off, what they learned and what lies ahead.

Evidence and passion a magic mix at Logan event

In early October over 330 people streamed into the Logan Entertainment Centre, making the Logan Get Together the largest gathering held as part of the Logan Together movement to date.

Go Goldfields parent group win national award

Go Goldfields parent group win national award

A group of rural Victorian parents have received a national award at Government House, Canberra, by initiating a collective impact response to reducing isolation for local families.

Strategic learning: enhancing capacity 3 ways

As a Collective of communities, researchers, funders and service providers, we have a lot to offer one another as we strive towards our shared bold goal…