Archives for August, 2015

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 EARLY YEARS AWARDS

Three exceptional teachers and eleven innovative programs and have been named as finalists for the 2015 Early Years Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding work being done to improve the health, learning, development and wellbeing of Victorian children and their families. This year’s awards include..

NEW YOUTH POLICY BUILDS ON YOUNG VICTORIANS’ IDEAS

The Andrews Labor Government is reshaping how it invests in support and services for young Victorians, particularly those facing disadvantage and disengagement. Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos today launched the critical first step in developing a new youth policy framework that will improve support..

HAVE YOUR SAY ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Andrews Labor Government is asking all Victorians to have their say about the future of early childhood services. As part of the Labor Government’s commitment to transforming early childhood health, development and learning in Victoria, Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, will today..

LABOR GOVERNMENT INVESTS MORE IN EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

Victorian children and families will benefit from $36.7 million over four years for early intervention and family services to immediately reduce pressure on the system. Service providers will be asked to analyse current demand drivers of service gaps in their catchment areas and make submissions..

LABOR GOVERNMENT LISTENS TO FOSTER CARERS

The Andrews Labor Government held its first roundtable with experienced foster carers from across Victoria in Melbourne today, as part of its Foster Care Attraction, Recruitment and Retention Strategy. The meeting was convened in partnership with the Foster Care Association of Victoria and is part..