What is the Early Childhood Education Foundation?
ELAA established the Early Childhood Education Foundation in 1997 to address concerns that many Victorian families were not accessing preschool due to financial hardship. The foundation provides assistance to supplement the preschool funding the state government provides to enable all children to attend at least one year of preschool.
ELAA believes that all young children and their families should have access to high-quality educational programs, which provide a stimulating, safe and caring environment. These programs aim to promote the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of skills and competencies for children. This is achieved through child centred, professionally supported and play-orientated programs.
The foundation strives to:
- Ensure that all children have access to early childhood education services which will enhance their opportunities to succeed in life by providing funds that contribute to attendance fees.
- Develop a program where the community, preschool services, other organisations and the corporate sector assist children to access early childhood educational programs.
Eligibility and how to apply for the Early Childhood Education Foundation
Click here to download the application form for the foundation
ELAA invites you to contribute to the Early Childhood Education Foundation so it can continue to support the great outcomes for children's futures that attending kindergarten promotes.
Donate to ECEF
Your contribution will help us continue to help the children who, without our assistance, would miss out on the very important first step in their educational journey. The Early Childhood Education Foundation is operated on a non-profit basis. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Receipts will be issued for taxation purposes.
Click here to download the donation form
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