Kindergarten Quality Improvement Program

Established in 2018, the Kindergarten Quality Improvement Program is a professional development initiative that provides intensive and targeted support to Victorian early childhood education and care services with identified quality improvement needs.

The Program focuses on Governance and Leadership (National Quality Standard Quality Area 7) and on Educational Program and Practice focuses (National Quality Standard Quality Area 1). 

Since 2018, 269 unique early childhood services have been or are being supported through the Program. 

Early findings from the independent evaluation have found that the Program is having positive impacts on quality improvement, with 65 percent of services improving their Overall NQS rating following participation. 

In 2021, the Program was modified to reflect a more flexible format for a greater number of eligible services identified as requiring additional support.  Results of this modified approach will be provided on this page when they become available. 

Kindergarten Quality Improvement Program - Overview and summary of early findings