Starting formal education with the right support is vital for children living with disability or developmental delay.
To help families access the support they need, we have partnered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to establish a Short-Term Assistance service as part of our Kindergarten Inclusion Support program during 2018 and 2019.
This free service assists state-funded kindergartens in Victoria to access additional support for children and to plan for their ongoing inclusion.
Support is tailored to the learning and development needs of each individual child. This includes funding for sensory toys, social storybooks, additional support staff, or further training for existing staff.
“This program ensures all children living with a disability or developmental delay can make the most of their kindergarten year,” said Peggy Tan, Area Manager for North East Early Learning Services.