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Mount Alexander Early Years Plan 2018-2021

Council adopted the Mount Alexander Early Years Plan 2018-2021 at the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 18 December 2018.

The plan is a Council initiated plan, developed in partnership with the local community and early years service providers to guide the provision of Early Years programs, services and partnership activities in the shire.

It aims to support the needs of families and children from 0 – 8 years with the vision of creating an innovative and connected community that works together to support children to reach their full potential.

The plan is structured around the themes of collaboration, services and support, learning and literacy, and environment and wellbeing. There are nine objectives and thirty-four actions that provide a framework to guide implementation of the plan and coordinate actions.

Some of the actions include identifying the gaps in the provision of local childcare, looking at ways to enhance kinder enrolment processes, and establishing an Early Years Expo to create awareness of the local services, support and resources every two years.

The establishment of a steering group, comprising local community members, service providers and government representatives, will ensure that the plan remains an inspirational and progressive document.

Regular conversations, forums and bulletin updates will help keep the community and key stakeholders regularly informed about the plan’s progress, and ensure that successes and achievements are acknowledged, shared and celebrated.

The plan is currently in design phase and will be officially launched in February 2019.

To view an un-designed version of the plan please see the link below.

For updates please refer to the Project Bulletins below.

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