GEKA will begin receiving the Australian-first School Readiness Funding from next year. The Victorian Government is investing $160 million over four years to provide School Readiness Funding to early childhood services delivering a funded Three or Four-Year-Old Kindergarten program. School Readiness Funding is a new and permanent funding stream for kindergarten services and supports them to ensure that all children get the most out of their early learning. This needs-based equity funding will be especially important to support those children experiencing educational disadvantage. The amount of funding we receive is determined by the occupation and education data collected from all families. This funding will support GEKA to provide the very best teaching and learning experience for all children, with a particular focus on enhancing children’s educational outcomes in the priority areas of communication, wellbeing, and access and inclusion.
Department of Education and Training – School Readiness Funding Factsheet for Families – June 2020
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