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Keeping Community Kindergartens Connected

30 October 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is helping the State Library Victoria provide important IT services and support to more than 1200 kindergartens across the state.

The support provided by the State Library is highly valued among independently run kindergartens, which often struggle to meet the IT demands of running a high-quality early childhood education.

Our Government will provide $4 million over three years to secure this program into the future.

The program allows the State Library to provide a range of free internet services to community-based, not-for-profit kindergarten services and cluster managers – including free internet connectivity, help desk support and face-to-face IT training.

The renewed agreement runs until 2019 and also includes guidelines around privacy, cyber safety and effective ways for technology to be used in the classroom.

Our Government is making Victoria the Education State – this starts with giving every child the best start in life.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos

“We are making sure kindergarten teachers and staff can spend their time on what matters most – helping kids reach their full potential.”

“This investment secures IT support for kindergartens across Victoria well into the future.”

Quote attributable to State Library Victoria CEO Kate Torney

“The State Library is grateful for the opportunity to again support the vital work of our kindergartens in early childhood education.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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