The Three-Year-Old Kindergarten teaching toolkit website provides information to support the planning and delivery of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs across Victoria. The web pages include evidence-informed practice and pedagogical support, exemplar videos, reflective questions, and links to resources and research.
While the website has been designed to support the delivery of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in Victoria, it's also relevant to educators working across early childhood education and care settings.
The teaching toolkit two-day professional learning program concludes in November 2022, with all final intakes fully subscribed.
A one-off webinar on the Three-Year-Old Kindergarten teaching toolkit will be held in early 2023. This session is designed for services and/or teachers who were unable to attend the two-day professional learning in 2021 or 2022, or who may be starting their Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program in 2023.
About the Three-Year-Old-Kindergarten teaching toolkit
The Three-Year-Old Kindergarten teaching toolkit has been developed to support Victorian early childhood teaching teams with the roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. It supports teaching teams to deliver high-quality educational programs aligned to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF). Its design is reflective of the learning and development needs of children participating in funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs, in both single and multi-aged groups.
Drawing on research and advice from early childhood experts, as well as experienced early childhood leaders and educators, the teaching toolkit has a focus on six critical areas for children's learning and teacher practice.
For questions on the teaching toolkit email 3YO.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background to the Three-Year-Old-Kindergarten teaching toolkit
The Three-Year-Old Kindergarten teaching toolkit was developed in 2019 to support Victorian early childhood teaching teams with the roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten from 2020.
The teaching toolkit was the flagship professional learning and practice support provided to services in their first years of delivering a funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program and included website content, a box of educational resources, and a two-day live virtual professional learning program.
From 2020, all services in Victoria delivering funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten were sent a teaching toolkit box of educational resources.
The box of educational resources was designed to be a shared resource for teaching teams delivering Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and was strictly limited to one per service. No further boxes are available. However, much of the material is available on these web pages, and limited items are available to order. See the Box of educational for further information.
The teaching toolkit provided a once-off professional learning offer for all Victorian services delivering funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten to send up to two staff members from their teaching team to attend two non-consecutive days of workshops.
This time-limited offering, the professional learning was designed to help services in their first year of delivering Three-Year-Old Kindergarten to:
- build understanding and awareness of best practice teaching and learning methodology for children participating in funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs
- have increased capability to provide a high-quality Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program
- confidently utilise the box of educational resources to support teaching practice
- apply learnings in their local context, including in either single or multi-aged groups.
Over 2700 teachers and educators accessed this professional learning across 2021 and 2022.
Reviewed 18 December 2022