Kindergarten is important because it provides developmentally appropriate programs that further the social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical development of children.
In Victoria, kindergarten is a one-year program in the year before school entry.
This fact sheet from Victorian Department of Education and Training answers many frequently asked questions about kindergarten.
Our Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Family Information Booklet contains information for families of our Kindergarten children.
- Kindergarten Fees Subsidy Information - Most kindergarten program fees are partly paid by the Victorian government directly to the kindergarten. All kindergartens charge fees to help meet the cost of running kindergarten programs. Some kindergartens also have programs that are not funded by the Department, which sometimes attract fees. Learn more at education.vic.gov.au.