With 97% of eligible services now offering Free Kinder and some local government areas also preparing for the launch of Pre-Prep in 2025, it is an exciting time to talk about early childhood education in Victoria.
To help services to engage with families about all of this, the department has updated the Communicating about your kindergarten webpage with information about initiatives including:
- Free Kinder
- Early Start Kindergarten
- Koorie Kids Shine.
The webpage also has resources to help services celebrate the start of the year to promote enrolments and explain the benefits of early childhood education.
The kinder translations webpage also has information in 30 languages, including written, audio and visual materials.
More resources to come
In the new year, we will share a resource with even more information that you can share with the families in your communities. It will explain:
- the Best Start, Best Life reforms
- the continued roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten
- the benefits of 2 years of kindergarten
- programs available to support access and inclusion.
The resource will also include information to promote careers in early childhood, covering the incentives and scholarships available.
This will be a great way to promote your service and show families that you are committed to providing high-quality early childhood education.
We would also like to remind services and providers that there are a range of free resources they can order through the Victorian Kindergarten Resources microsite, such as the Kinder Tick signage. You can order these resources online.
Find out more
For more information, refer to: