RECOGNISING WYNDHAM’S INSPIRING EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS
Innovative early childhood programs in Wyndham helping local kids get a better start in life are being recognised as among Victoria’s best.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, Member for Altona Jill Hennessy and Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller announced that two programs in Wyndham were among 15 Victorian Early Years Awards 2017 finalists recognised today for their outstanding contribution to early childhood.
The ‘Embedding Authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program and Practice at Scale’, run by Wyndham City Council, is being recognised in the Improving Access and Participation in Early Learning Category for its inspiring work with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Another program, the ‘Healthy, Happy Beginnings for Refugee Mothers and Babies’ program run by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, is being recognised in the Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships Category for making a difference in the lives of refugee families.
The Victorian Early Years Awards recognise the vital work early childhood professionals do to make a difference to the lives of Victorian children and families.
Now in their 12th year, the awards celebrate the achievements and commitment of early childhood professionals across five award categories, including those promoting children’s health and wellbeing, supporting parents, creating collaborative community partnerships, and improving access to early learning.
Winners will be announced later this year and are in line to receive between $10,000 and $15,000 to go towards enhancing their work.
For more details on the awards and this year’s finalists go to: www.education.vic.gov.au/veya
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“The Victorian Early Years Awards recognise the inspiring work of Victoria’s many childcare professionals and programs, including the great local success of programs helping Wyndham’s most vulnerable families.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy
“These awards are our opportunity to recognise the great work so many passionate and caring early childhood professionals do every day to help local families and kids thrive.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Telmo Languiller
“Every day Wyndham’s families benefit not only from the great work being done by these fantastic programs – but from the tireless dedication of our countless local early childhood services and professionals.”