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Simplified enrolment processes on the way in Victoria ahead of three-year-old kinder

Councils in Victoria will be supported by the State Government to develop centralised enrolment schemes, and to simplify enrolment processes, in a bid to make it easier for families to secure a kindergarten place for three and four-year-old children.

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Federal Government funding for Universal Access guaranteed in 2020

Access 15 hours of quality early learning a week in the year before school is now shored up for Australia’s children in 2020 with the recent announcement by the Federal Government that each state and territory government has signed up to the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education (UANP).

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

ECEC sector welcomes ‘ambitious’ Mparntwe Education Declaration

A range of State Governments and peak bodies have welcomed the announcement of the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration and the decisions made by education ministers Australia wide to endorse its principles, with Early Childhood Australia (ECA) describing the ambition and commitment shown as “inspiring.”

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Fresh set of guiding principles for ECEC outlined in Alice Springs Declaration

Early in December 2018, Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, announced his intention to update the Melbourne Declaration, one of the core underpinning documents which guided and shaped Australia’s approved learning frameworks for early childhood and outside school hours care (OSHC).

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Music to their ears – SA preschools share in $300,000 of Music Innovation Fund

A number of preschools are amongst the names of 33 applicants who have been announced as receiving a share of the almost $300,000 available through the second round of the South Australian Government’s Music Innovation Fund.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas