School Readiness Program

Information about the School Readiness Program

School Readiness Program

The School Readiness program is an initiative of the Department of Education and Training (DET) for providers of 3 and 4 year old kindergarten services. It is a capacity-building program that supports teachers, educators and families in their work with children through a coaching and training model. The School Readiness Program acknowledges that children’s early learning experiences are crucial to their success in later life and that educators build and shape those skills that will see children flourish.

Our services

Monash Health allied health professionals work in collaboration to build on existing skills and improve outcomes in the essential learning and developmental focus areas of:

  • Communication (language development)
  • Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Access and Inclusion.

Kindergartens match the needs of their children and families with services such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and language and literacy experts to help children build capability.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for this program. Funding to Pre-School Centres is determined by the Department of Education.

Where can I get more information about the School Readiness Program?

You can visit the Department of Education and Training here, or get in touch and see how we can help.

Contact us

T: 03 8558 9000


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For people who need help with English or an interpreter: : TIS: 131 450

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