Education and learning training

Training courses for early childhood professionals to help deliver a quality education and learning program in the early years.​

Maths

Let's count program

A free profesional learning program for early childhood educators to develop the maths skills of children.

Let’s Count builds the confidence of families and educators by giving them practical tips and resources to develop children’s maths skills. The program emphasises maths in everyday life, and helps children to see maths as relevant, stimulating and fun.

Apply to participate - expressions of interest

​Expressions of interest for Semester 2, 2018 are now closed.

Eligibility

In Semester 2, 2018 the professional learning will be delivered in the following areas:

  • Lilydale
  • Werribee
  • Bairnsdale/Traralgon
  • Corio
  • Ballarat/Bacchus Marsh
  • Echuca
  • Sunshine
  • Horsham
  • Dandenong.

Your service must be in one of the above areas and your funded kindergarten must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • 30 per cent or more of children attending the funded kindergarten program have a Health Care Card, or meet any of the other criteria for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy​
  • 10 per cent or more of children attending the funded kindergarten program identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • the service has one or more approved Pre-Purchased Kindergarten places
  • the service is located in one of the Let’s Count priority postcodes. For more information, see the list of postcodes below.

Services will be prioritised for participation based on these criteria.

Priority postcodes
  • 3019
  • 3020, 3021, 3022, 3025, 3026
  • 3047, 3048
  • 3060, 3061, 3066
  • 3073, 3074, 3075
  • 3081
  • 3171, 3174, 3175, 3177
  • 3200
  • 3214, 3219
  • 3223
  • 3236
  • 3250, 3251
  • 3264
  • 3304, 3305
  • 3310, 3311, 3318
  • 3324, 3335, 3338
  • 3355, 3356
  • 3370, 3371, 3373, 3377, 3379
  • 3380
  • 3390, 3392, 3393
  • 3412, 3414
  • 3423, 3424
  • 3465, 3467, 3468
  • 3472
  • 3475, 3478
  • 3480, 3485
  • 3490, 3494, 3496
  • 3500, 3505
  • 3517, 3518
  • 3520, 3523, 3527
  • 3533
  • 3549
  • 3555, 3556, 3558
  • 3563, 3566
  • 3575, 3579
  • 3580, 3585, 3588
  • 3594, 3595, 3596
  • 3608
  • 3612, 3618
  • 3620, 3621, 3623, 3624, 3629
  • 3630, 3636, 3638, 3639
  • 3641, 3644, 3649
  • 3660
  • 3672, 3677
  • 3687
  • 3699
  • 3700
  • 3713
  • 3728
  • 3737
  • 3746
  • 3799
  • 3825
  • 3833
  • 3840, 3842
  • 3858
  • 3874
  • 3887, 3888, 3889
  • 3890, 3892
  • 3902, 3903, 3909
  • 3915
  • 3939
  • 3940
  • 3962, 3965
  • 3971, 3976
  • 3984
  • 3995

About Let’s Count

The program was developed by The Smith Family, in partnership with Professor Bob Perry from Charles Sturt University and Associate Professor Ann Gervasoni from Monash University.

The Victorian Government is supporting the delivery of Let’s Count to around 500 educators in funded kindergarten programs across the state.

Since 2016, over 300 early childhood educators have participated in Let's Count professional learning and feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.

Over the next year, a further 200 early childhood educators across Victoria will be given the opportunity to participate.

Learning frameworks

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) - online learning modules

Four modules of professional learning are available to support you to embed the VEYLDF in daily practice. Each module contains short videos with examples, exercises suitable for individual or team use, and supporting materials.

​VEYLDF practice principles - improve your teaching practice

The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) practice principles for teaching birth to eight years provide a foundation for you to improve your teaching practice.