Category: Minister for Early Childhood Education

Broadening Little Minds With Language Classes At Kinder

Thousands of children will have the opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. To kick off this initiative, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today encouraged parents, teachers, service managers and those in kindergarten communities to join the conversation and attend upcoming information sessions on how to […]

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Equipping Kinders For Kids Of All Abilities

Thousands of little Victorians will benefit from new equipment, toys, learning kits and more to ensure they get the most of their early years’ education – regardless of ability. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced 219 kinders across Victoria have been successful in securing grants for new equipment, such as wheelchair ramps, […]

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Realising The Potential Of Early Years Education

Leading world and local experts, kindergarten teachers, Maternal and Child Health nurses, business leaders, policy makers and academics have gathered to help shape the future of Victoria’s early childhood system. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today addressed more than 1,500 attendees from the early childhood sector at the Andrews Labor Government’s Realising the […]

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Boosting Victoria’s Early Childhood Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government will boost the number of experienced and highly qualified early childhood teachers in kindergartens to ensure our youngest Victorians get the best start in life. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today joined early childhood professionals at the annual Together We Grow: Early Childhood Education Conference to announce a $9.7 […]

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Giving our kids the very best start

Victorian kids will get the best start in life with new investments in kinders and Australian-first language programs. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes a $135.9 million boost to early childhood education to make sure our kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life. It delivers the kinder infrastructure boost our growing […]

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Kicking Goals In The Early Years Reading Game

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging parents to read more books with their young children to inspire a love of reading and set them up for success later in life. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today launched the Premiers’ Reading Challenge for the Early Years, which encourages reading to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. […]

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Supporting Kinders In The Wimmera Southern Mallee

In an Australian-first, kinders across the Wimmera Southern Mallee region will be given funding to engage experts and access innovative programs to support children who need it the most. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos has announced the region will be one of the first to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s $58.1 million […]

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Ready, Set, Go For Victorian Kids At Kinder

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way to ensure all Victorian kids are ready for school, with new specialised funding to allow kinders to support them where they need it most. In an Australian first, Victorian kindergartens will be given $58.1 million worth of school readiness funding to engage experts and access innovative programs, […]

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Building New Kinders And Supporting More Children

More kinders, more integrated children’s hubs and more upgraded facilities are on the cards for Victorian families thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s latest early years infrastructure investment. Officially opening a new children’s centre in Lucas today, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos also kicked off the 2018-19 Children’s Facilities Capital Program Major Grants […]

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More Kinder For More Kids In Melbourne’s West

The Andrews Labor Government is giving families in Wyndham more access to kinder, with the opening of a new state-of-the art relocatable building. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today opened Tarneit North Kindergarten, a purpose built relocatable kinder providing an additional 231 kindergarten places. The new kindergarten is located at Goddard Street Reserve, […]

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