The Department provides education and development services to children, young people and adults both directly through government schools and indirectly through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs.
Newsletters for Families
- A series of newsletters is now available to assist all early childhood professionals to support families to:
- Understand the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and how it relates to their child
- To provide families with a deeper understanding of children’s learning and development in the early years and look for opportunities to complement and support existing strengths and capacities
- To better understand developments in early childhood education and care services and how they relate to their child
- The newsletters have been designed to assist early childhood professionals to discuss curriculum decisions based on the learning and development outcomes in the VEYLDF with families.
- There will be total of 26 newsletters distributed throughout the year.
- The first six newsletters can be found at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/health/Pages/newsletters.aspx
- Other topics will include; learning and partnerships, identity and resilience, sharing books, and encouraging your child to be active.
Accessing Copies of Transition Statements and Resource
- Resources to support families through the transition to school process are available, including new translated materials in 31 languages at: www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/transition/Pages/family.aspx.
For further information on transitions to school, please visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/professionals/learning/Pages/transition.aspx or send your enquiry to: email@example.com
Immunisation Status Information for Enrolment
- Victorian education and care services have an important role to play in preventing and managing infectious diseases.
- By law, education and care services are required to request and retain immunisation status information for each child upon enrolment.
- In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, unimmunised children and children whose immunisation status is unknown may be excluded from attending the service until the risk of infection has passed.
- Services should encourage parents of children due to enter primary school in 2015 to ensure their child’s immunisations are up to date, as they must provide an immunisation status certificate to enrol their child in primary school.
- An Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) Child History Statement is usually used as the immunisation status certificate for primary school enrolment. Parents are sent a statement when their child turns five, however they can request a statement from ACIR at any time.
- Translated versions of the brochure are also available.
- Parents can obtain an immunisation certificate by contacting ACIR Telephone 1800 653 809 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, visiting www.medicareaustralia.gov.au or speaking with their doctor or local council.
- For further information contact the Department of Health’s Immunisation Section on 1300 882 008 or email: email@example.com
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