Early learning teaching pilot

The Australian Government is providing $1.9 million for an early learning teaching pilot to help Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children get ready for school.

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About the pilot

The Australian Government is providing $1.9 million towards a new early learning teaching pilot.

The pilot aims to help Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children get ready for school. It will do this by strengthening literacy and numeracy skills through professional development, mentoring and feedback for educators.

Design and delivery

We’ve partnered with the University of Melbourne to design, deliver and evaluate the pilot.

The pilot will draw on international evidence and local expertise regarding the benefits of different instructional models.

The pilot aligns with existing play-based approaches under the Early Years Learning Framework, which are known to improve children’s early developmental outcomes.

The pilot contributes to Closing the Gap targets 3 and 4.

Sites

The pilot will take place at 3 services.

The first site is Yappera Children’s Service in Thornbury, Victoria. The two remaining sites are yet to be announced.

More information

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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