Early learning support for Victorian parents with Play Learn Grow program

Early learning support for Victorian parents with Play Learn Grow program

by Freya Lucas

June 23, 2020

Victorian parents and carers will be able to supplement the education and care their children receive in early childhood settings thanks to the introduction of additional evidence-based practical advice and ideas to help their children’s learning, development and wellbeing via the  Play Learn Grow program. 


Designed to support parents and carers of children aged between two and three years, Play Learn Grow is a free and new evidence-based program developed in collaboration with parenting experts, and was announced yesterday by Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino.


Mr Merlino said the Victorian Government is investing up to $400,000 to extend a successful trial, which ran from January this year, to make Play Learn Grow available for more Victorian families.


Participants who sign up to the free program receive three text messages a week with information and activities they can do with their children at home, with the program having been developed by leading early childhood experts including the Parenting Research Centre following successful trials overseas.


As well as boosting learning opportunities, Play Learn Grow also supports parent and carer wellbeing as they balance a range of commitments while supporting their child/ren.


The program is time limited, and interested parents and carers are invited to sign up now via Parenting Victoria.