The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. The Foundation seeks to encourage excellence and support Australia’s talent: the visionaries, social entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and researchers, artists and teachers, and those who dedicate themselves to bettering our communities for the benefit of all.

The Ian Potter Foundation is supporting Smiling Mind in the development and evaluation of a new early learning program for children aged 3-6 years. This new program meets the needs of many early learning educators who have requested new programs for young children. This project will be conducted in partnership with Early Childhood Australia and Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and will also provide online learning to support educators with new professional development training. The program will be evaluated by researchers from MCRI.