The Victorian Government recognises that access to high quality early years services are central to giving every Victorian child the best start in life. Families deserve a choice of flexible, accessible and affordable early childhood education and care services, including kindergarten programs delivered in a range of settings, alongside other key services such as Maternal and Child Health, early childhood intervention services, playgroups and family services.
The Victorian Government has committed $50 million over four years to support local governments and other service providers to invest in early childhood infrastructure. An additional $10 million was committed in the 2016-17 State Budget to address early years demand in high growth areas, making a total of $60 million invested in early years infrastructure over 4 years. This investment through the Children’s Facilities Capital Program will support the provision of high quality early years programs for children and their families by:
- increasing infrastructure capacity to deliver kindergarten program for children in the year before school
- promoting integrated service delivery at one location where families can access early childhood education and care, health and development and family services
- improving access to local and responsive early childhood services for children from vulnerable and/or disadvantaged families
- establishing early childhood infrastructure on or near school sites.
General application information
For general grant information and guidelines, see: Resources and Guidelines
Specific grant information can be found on each of the 2016 - 17 grant pages
For all general enquiries regarding the Children's Facilities Capital Program Grants:
Phone: 03 9651 3399