Pilot program created by Hume City Council
An early years hub program was built to support vulnerable families.
Scanlon Foundation partnered with Hume City Council
The Scanlon Foundations, Australian and Victorian governments, and Hume City Council partnered to fund a formal trial of early years hubs in local primary schools.
Community hubs expansion
2011 The 3-year Supporting Parents Developing Children Project begun, with a trial of nine hubs in Hume LGA.
2013 The Australian Government committed funding to establish 30 hubs in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, marking the start of the national program with a total of 42 hubs.
2016 Australian and NSW government funding expanded the program by another 30 hubs.
2017 The first regional hubs opened in Wollongong.
2018 South Australia joined the national hubs network, with seven hubs across Port Adelaide Enfield and Salisbury LGAs. Hubs opened in Geelong and Shepparton in regional Victoria.
2019 Hubs opened in Liverpool NSW, to a total of 74 hubs across four states.
Funding was secured for another 32 hubs. This will bring the number of hubs to 100+ across five states.