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State budget highlights 2020/21

As our state emerges from the global pandemic, we need to make sure all Victorians have the support they need. Explore our education and training highlights.

Victorian Early Years Awards finalists announced

Early years organisations, teachers and educators are among those recognised

Early childhood teachers celebrated on World Teachers’ Day

This year's World Teachers' Day on 30 October will shine a light on the tireless dedication and passion of our teachers.

Play Learn Grow text message program supports early learning

Parents and carers have until 25 October to sign up to valuable advice service.

Brimbank Pre-school Association (BPA) Case Study

Brimbank Pre-school Association (BPA), an early years management organisation in Melbourne’s west, used innovative ways to make sure children could get the most out of their remote and flexible kindergarten learning, no matter their background.

Northern Schools Early Years Cluster (NSEYC) Case Study

Kindergarten services in Melbourne’s northern suburbs have been using a range of methods to help families support their young children’s learning and development and stay connected while they’ve been at home during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

Pink and Blue Early Learning Case Study

Educators at an Echuca kindergarten embraced video conferencing as a way to keep connections strong between children attending on site and those engaging in remote and flexible learning.

Bunyip Childcare Centre’s James Robinson tells his story for Early Childhood Educators’ Day

On this Early Childhood Educators' Day, we are sharing the story of James Robinson, a passionate early childhood educator from Bunyip Childcare Centre.