Bethany Kindergarten Services is offering five hours per week of funded three year old kindergarten.
Our kindergarten programs are designed to meet the needs of local families. All kindergarten programs work with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. This makes sure the programs are right for children’s ages.
Research shows that play-based learning is a powerful way to support children’s development. These benefits last into the school years and beyond. The evidence also shows that two years are better than one when it comes to early learning.
A quality kindergarten program will have more of an impact for children who start at age three rather than four.
The benefits are even greater for children who are in vulnerable circumstances.
From 2022, five hours of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will be available across Victoria. This means three-year-old children across the state can benefit from two years of funded kindergarten.
This is an Australian first, and to celebrate, the Victorian Government is giving all children enrolled in a funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program in 2022 a Kinder Kit.
These fun and colourful kits include books, educational games and activities for children and their families to enjoy together.
Kinder Kits will be provided to all children enrolled in a government funded Three-Year-Old place at a BKS kindergarten. Eligible children will receive their kit via their kindergarten educators when they are delivered in the first five weeks of Term 1.
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