On January 1 2013, our organisation changed
it’s name from Kindergarten Parents Victoria to
Early Learning Association Australia. We are
currently developing our new website and look
forward to launching it shortly. We appreciate
your patience during this time of transition.
PolicyWorks Manual – National Quality Framework
ON SALE NOW !!!
PolicyWorks Manual – National Quality Framework is a practical guide to developing policies to help your service meet the requirements of the new National Quality Framework. It is now available for sale in a convenient downloadable version, with template policies which can be tailored specifically to your service. Visit our resources page for more information.
KPV promotes quality early childhood education for Victorian children, serving more than 200,000 children and their families. Our membership is made up of over 1200 early education and care providers such as independent kindergartens, cluster managers, long day care services, childcare centres and local governments.
Employment opportunities in the early childhood sector view listings
ELAA welcomes investment in Early Childhood Education
ELAA welcomes the investment in the early childhood sector announced today in the State Government budget. Please see our media release here.
New literacy and numeracy research released
ELAA's CEO Emma King is featured an article in the Herald-sun highlighting new research released on the literacy and numeracy of young children. The article is available to read here.
Media Release 1 May 2013
Today the media has reported on the ACECQA ratings data released this morning. As ELAA has previously stated, Victorian early childhood services have rated well, despite how the media has interpreted the reports. Please see our Media Release here
Quality Ratings- Information Sheets for Services and Families
The quality ratings received by services following recent assessment visits will be published on the ACECQA, MyChild and DEECD websites in early May 2013. ELAA has developed two information sheets to assist services to comply with requirements relating to the ratings and to communicate ratings information effectively to families.
State Budget Submission 2013- 2014
Each year ELAA presents a budget submission to the Victorian Government outlining priorities for the early childhood sector for the coming financial year. Our most recent submission to the Baillieu Government is available here.
ELAA on the airwaves
ELAA's CEO Emma King recently had the opportunity to talk with 3MP presenter Glenn Ridge on the release of the new ratings system. To listen to a recording of the interview, click here
Victorian kindergartens embrace Universal Access in large numbers. Please see media release here.
ELAA welcomes the release of the ARACY Report Card: The Wellbeing of Young Australians today. Please see media release here.
Together we grow conference
The 2013 Early Childhood Education conference, Together we grow- towards excellence, will be held on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June at the Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. Online registration now open. To see the full program and to register, click here.
Road safety education PD
VicRoads in collaboration with KPV and leading early childhood consultants including Nicole Pilsworth, Gilda Howard and Catharine Hydon have developed an interactive and practical road safety education session for key early childhood decision makers. See Starting Out Safely for more information.