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Celebrating language diversity at home and at school

As a boy, Dr Joe Lo Bianco AM felt embarrassed hearing his parents speak Italian in public when growing up in the north-east Victorian town of Myrtleford.

Avoid 'fatal distraction' - look before you lock

The Look Before You Lock campaign encourages parents and carers to minimise the risk of accidentally leaving a child in the car.

Funding the early years a good investment

A new report confirms that investing in high quality early childhood education is an investment in our children’s future health and prosperity.

Introducing: our 2018 Prep Bags

65,000 prep bags will soon be making their way across Victoria for prep students about to start school.

Supporting mums and bubs affected by family violence

Family violence survivor Dr Keri Alexander welcomes funding to train Maternal and Child Health nurses in supporting mothers experiencing family violence.

Richo: 'It's never okay to leave kids in cars'

​AFL star and first-time dad Matthew 'Richo' Richardson would do anything to protect his baby daughter Zoey Isabella – like never leaving her inside a parked car.

New parenting app supports young families

Groundbreaking new parenting app 'Day by Day' gives parents fun and educational activities to do with their child.

2017 Playgroup Awards: Woodend and Inner North Rainbow Playgroups

This year’s Playgroup Awards recognised Victorian playgroups for going above and beyond their vital role in strengthening families and communities, and instilling children with a lifelong love of learning.