Dan Tehan fields comprehensive feedback session at ACA Victoria Conference

In a scheduled appearance at the Australian Childcare Alliance Victoria’s Annual Conference Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, spent 30 minutes engaging with and listening to feedback from approximately 200 delegates on a range of early childhood education and care (ECEC) subjects important to the sector.

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by Jason Roberts

Three-year-old kinder “just around the corner” in Victoria, with first enrolments taken

“The biggest ever reform of early childhood education is just around the corner,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said, when joining children, parents and educators at Marang Kindergarten in Stawell last week to mark the first enrolments for Victoria’s funded three-year-old kinder programs.

2 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Indigenous Literacy Day is coming – how will your service support?

Three weeks from now, on Wednesday 4 September, Indigenous Literacy Day (ILD) will be celebrated, with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) marking the occasion with an English language launch of Nha Nhunu Nhanjal? at the Sydney Opera House.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Emerging Minds welcomes Government children’s mental health announcement

In welcoming the recent announcement in relation to a specific focus on Australian children’s mental health for the next ten years, infant and child mental health advocate Emerging Minds said the strategy will “deliver early action early in life to build Australia’s mental prosperity”.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Government announces long-term national health plan to prioritise children under 12

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt has placed children under 12 years of age at the centre of the Government’s new Long Term National Health Plan, hoping to create what he is terming “the world’s best mental health system – stigma-free and focused on prevention”.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas