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Supporting young children as they grow

The Victorian Government is better supporting young children to learn and develop with a new online, interactive learning course for early childhood educators.

Victorian Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos visited Melbourne Museum to launch the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute’s new Laying the Foundations eLearning course.

The course highlights the importance of the early years in a child’s life and how early experiences of health, learning, and development influence a child as they grow older.

It consists of five modules that provide an overview of childhood learning and development for those aged 0 to 8, and was developed by the Centre for Community Child Health in partnership with the Victorian Government, early childhood experts, and experienced practitioners.

The course has been developed with early childhood educators in mind but can be used by others working with families and young children, including those working with families experiencing vulnerability.

The materials are informed by the science of early brain development and current research.

Making Victoria the Education State starts with giving every child a strong start in life.

“We’re making sure early childhood educators have access to the most updated research to support children’s learning and development,” said Victorian Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos.

“Quality early years education is so important, and this online learning course will help improve our children’s potential as they grow up.”

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