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Published on 31 August 2021
Every child deserves the opportunity to have the best start.
It's why the Victorian Government is introducing funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in 2022. This will mean an extra year of learning, playing and making friends for all Victorian children.
Children will now have the opportunity to attend two years of Funded Kindergarten prior to attending school. The Victorian Government covers a portion of the cost of a kindergarten program which reduces the fees for families. Families who hold a current concession card are eligible for fee subsidy.
From 2022, Hume City Council will be offering five hours a week of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs across the municipality and will be increasing to 15 hours by 2029.
Research shows that two years of kindergarten are better than one. Taking part in a quality kindergarten program at an earlier age increases children’s learning, development, health and wellbeing. It also benefits vulnerable children who may need extra support to achieve better developmental outcomes.
Just like with Four-Year-Old Kindergarten, Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs will be tailored to meet the needs of children. Three-year-old kindergarten will be led by Qualified teachers and will support children’s lifelong learning through play-based programs.
Registrations are open for 2022 programs. Visit Three-Year-Old Kinder for more information.