The Early Childhood Language Program is an Australian-first state-funded program to be rolled out in 160 Victorian kindergartens, more than 5000 preschool children will learn different languages. It features 20 languages including Aboriginal languages, Arabic, Auslan, Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish.
Qualified language teachers with the other kindergarten staff will deliver the program into everyday learning experiences to give children meaningful opportunities to use the language. The children learn in another language through play, art, music, singing, dancing and stories. The long-term benefits of children attending kindergartens participating in the language program include better pre-reading and pre-writing skills, improved cognitive flexibility and deeper connections with different cultures.
To learn more visit Early Childhood Language Program