School Readiness Funding is a permanent and ongoing part of the Victorian kindergarten funding model. It funds programs and supports building the capacity of kindergarten services, educators, and families, to support children’s learning and development outcomes.
School Readiness Funding will support children in all funded kindergarten services in Victoria in 2021. It will be available in all kindergarten settings, including long daycare, and for both three and four-year-old children in funded kindergarten programs in line with the roll-out of two years of funded kindergarten.
Early Life Foundations are a Victorian DET School Readiness Funding Approved Provider and now have 4 approved PD sessions on the 2021 menu-of-evidence. These are Building Resilience in Pre-Schoolers, Bush Kinder – Starting an Outdoor Learning Program, Early Childhood Play Matters, Creating Engaging Environments for Pre-Schoolers and NEW for 2022 – Early Childhood – Play in Action.