Topic: Early childhood education

New Greek Programs For Richmond Kids

More than 5,000 Victorian children will start learning a new language – including Greek – while at kindergarten, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today visited Alpha Children’s Centre in Richmond to meet staff and parents after the centre was selected to […]

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Celebrating The Victorians Who Inspire Our Children

A Carrum Downs kinder teacher making sure kids with additional needs get the support they need and a Dandenong playgroup preparing kids for kinder are among the winners of the 13th annual Victorian Early Years Awards. The exceptional contributions of individuals and organisations improving the health, learning, development and wellbeing of young children were celebrated […]

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Learning Languages For Little Victorians At Kinder

More than 5,000 little Victorians will start learning a new language while at kinder so they can squeeze the most out of the early learning years, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today visited Oakleigh Grammar Early Learning Centre to announce it […]

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Creating More Kinder Places In Parkville

The Andrews Labor Government is providing growing Melbourne families with the early learning services they need, with new projects slated for Parkville. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced the Labor Government will provide $201,661 to help upgrade the Melbourne University Family Club Co-operative, which has been operating out of current facilities for […]

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Building A New Kinder Hub In Morwell

Families will soon be able to access a new one-stop-shop bringing together kinder, school and family services at a single location, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing visited Morwell Central Primary School to announce a further $1.6 million of funding to […]

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Upgrading Kinders For Little Victorians In Werribee

The Andrews Labor Government is providing growing families in Werribee with the early learning services they need, with a new upgrade for the Werribee West Family Centre on the cards. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Labor Government will provide $350,000 to create additional capacity […]

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Kinder For Every Three-Year-Old In Footscray

Every Victorian child born under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will start kindergarten a year earlier, giving them the skills and experience they need to be ready for school. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited the Maribyrnong Community Centre to herald this almost $5 billion reform, which will see three-year-old kinder rolled […]

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Providing More Parenting Support In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more families in the Latrobe Valley region with free parenting support. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today encouraged parents to attend more free seminars and workshops that are being held through the evidence-based Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. Following 30 successful seminars in July and August, […]

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Supersized Early Learning Hub On The Way For Mickleham

The Andrews Labor Government is providing growing families in Mickleham with the early learning services they need to get their kids ready for school and ready for life. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced the Labor Government will provide $1.6 million for the Merrifield West Northern Community Hub as part of the […]

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Delivering New Kinder Services In Glenroy

More kinders and upgraded early years facilities are on the way for Victorian families and their children – including in Glenroy – thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today announced a major boost for the local Glenroy community, which is getting a new $4.7 million early years hub […]

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