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RAT rule change for Vic ECEC services, and updates on other programs and services

Lisa Gandolfo, the Assistant Deputy Secretary of Early Childhood Education for the Victorian Department of Education and Training, has issued an update for early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.

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by Freya Lucas

New Child Safe Standards come into effect on 1 July 2022

The Commission for Children and Young People (CCYP) have released resources to help organisations implement the new Child Safe Standards which come into effect for Victorian organisations, including early childhood education and care (ECEC) services from 1 July 2022.

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by Freya Lucas

ACECQA updates on Approved Learning Frameworks project as final stage draws to a close

The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has provided an update on progress of the Approved Learning Frameworks (ALF) review initiative that was originally commissioned by the Education Council in late 2020 and which is due to complete this year.

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by Jason Roberts

Victoria expands Early Language Program with 47 new ECEC services coming on board

Children attending kindergarten in Victoria will have the chance to explore different languages and cultures through the expanded roll-out of the Victorian Government’s Early Childhood Language Program, with another 47 kindergarten services joining the program, giving about 2,000 more children the chance to learn another language each year.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Government to extend support for families and services coming out of lockdown

Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Education and Youth, has extended the gap fee waiver policy for services impacted by COVID-19 closures and increased allowable absence days for families in a bid to support families and services as they emerge from lockdown.

6 months

by Jason Roberts

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