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Welcome to the Centre for Community Child Health’s resource page for kindergartens in receipt of school readiness funding.

Here you’ll find a resource kit that helps kindergartens to set children up for success in school and life, using school readiness funds. All our resources are evidence-based and aim to positively influence children’s health, learning and development.

DET school readiness funding menu

The Department of Education and Training’s (DET) school readiness funding recognises the important role kindergartens play in enabling children to benefit from the boost that early learning provides. Kindergartens can use this funding to purchase items on and off the school readiness funding menu.

You’ll find that most of our resources are located on the DET school readiness funding menu, address early years learning and development frameworks and the DET school readiness priority areas:

    1. Communication (language development)
    2. Wellbeing (social and emotional)
    3. Access and inclusion.

Explore our early learning resources

Our early learning resources come in a range of formats to suit your learning needs, including workshops, online learning and information sheets.

These resources will help you to make a big difference in the lives of children and families by enriching children’s early learning from all angles – in education and care settings, the home and the community.  Resources marked with an asterisk (*) are also located on the DET school readiness funding menu.

Early childhood educators

Engage families

Create a continuum of learning 

 

Early childhood educators

 

Laying the Foundations

An online learning course that enhances professionals understanding of how they can positively shape early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years.

Type: Online short course

Duration: 5 modules

SRF priority areas: Communication (language development), Wellbeing (social and emotional) and Access and inclusion.

Cost: $154 for the full package or create your own bundle. Learn more. 

Purchase online learning

 

Let’s Read

Helps professionals to facilitate literacy-rich kindergarten and home learning environments for children using books and reading.

Type: Online short course, resources and optional mentoring

Duration: 1 module

SRF priority areas: Communication (language development)

Cost: Packages start from $50. Learn more 

Purchase online learning

 

 

Difficult conversations

Learn and practice how to enter into difficult conversations from a partnership perspective with this face-to-face training.

Type: Face to face training/workshop

Duration: 3 hours

SRF priority areas: Access and inclusion.

Cost: From $190 per person.

Learn more

 

Reflective practice

Use reflective practice to develop a culture of learning and to gain insight into how our interactions can influence children’s learning and development.

Type: Face to face training/workshop

Duration: 3 hour or full-day workshop

SRF priority areas: Access and inclusion.

Cost: From $223 per person

Learn more 

Engage families

 

Engaging Families

Explore the perspectives of families who find it difficult to engage with early years services and learn how you can build better relationships with parents.

Type: Face to face training/workshop

Duration: 3 hour or full-day workshop

SRF priority areas: Access and inclusion.

Cost: From $223 per person.

More information

 

Working in partnership

Access tools and strategies from the internationally recognised Family Partnership Model to work towards shared goals with families.

Type: Face to face training/workshop

Duration: 3 hour or full-day workshop

SRF priority areas: Access and inclusion.

Cost: From $223 per person.

More information

 

Family Partnership Model

Help more children to benefit from parents and kindergartens working together in partnership with this comprehensive five-day workshop.

Type: Face to face workshop

Duration: 5-day course

SRF priority areas: Wellbeing (focus on self-regulation) and Access and inclusion.

Cost: From $1,480 per person.

More information

 

Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities

A program that enables kindergartens to partner with local parents to enhance parenting skills and children’s health, development and learning.

Type: Parent-to-parent, in-person program

Duration: 8-weeks Being a Parent Course

SRF priority areas: Wellbeing (social and emotional)

Cost will differ based on location and community.

Learn more

 

Create a continuum of learning

 

Linking School and Early Years

Explore how you can provide a continuum of learning in the early years using LSEY – a community partnership approach.

Type: Face to face training/workshop

Duration: 3 hour or full-day workshop

SRF priority areas: Wellbeing (focus on self-regulation) and Access and inclusion.

Cost: From $223 per person.

Bring LSEY to your community

 

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.