All ECKA Services will be running as normal in 2021
UPDATE: FEB 12TH 2021
Free Kinder in 2021
Kindergarten programs for four-year-olds and eligible three-year-old children in Victorian Government funded services will be free in 2021 as part of a $169.6 million investment in early childhood education in the 2020/21 Victorian State Budget.
Free Kinder forms part of the economic recovery support for Victorians as we recover from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The initiative is for 2021 only.
This investment will save families around $2,000 for each child enrolled in a participating funded kindergarten program in 2021.
For those families that have children attending unfunded three-year-old programs in sessional (standalone) kindergarten services, there will also be reduced fees.
This offering is in addition to all regular Victorian Government kindergarten funding and the roll-out of universal, funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, which will be available across the state by 2022.