Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Teaching Toolkit

The Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Teaching Toolkit website provides information to support the planning and delivery of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs across Victoria. The web pages include evidence-informed practice and pedagogical support, reflective questions, and resource links.

While the website has been designed to support the delivery of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in Victoria, it's also relevant to educators working across early childhood education and care settings. More content, including exemplar videos, will be added to the website in 2022.

About the Three-Year-Old-Kindergarten Teaching Toolkit

The Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Teaching Toolkit has been developed to support Victorian early childhood teaching teams with the roll-out of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. It supports teaching teams to deliver high-quality educational programs aligned to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF). Its design is reflective of the learning and development needs of children participating in funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs, in both single and multi‑aged groups.

The Teaching Toolkit also includes a Box of Educational Resources and a two-day professional learning program. It draws on research and advice from early childhood experts, as well as experienced early childhood leaders and educators, and has a focus on six critical areas for children's learning and teacher practice.

The professional learning days for 2021 are now fully booked. Further intakes will be available in 2022. A one-hour webinar covering the main themes of the Teaching Toolkit professional learning will be held in Term 4, 2021. This will be a good alternative for individuals who are not undertaking the two-day professional learning until 2022. Register for the webinar.

The Box of Educational Resources has been provided to all services delivering funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs in 2020 and 2021.  Services delivering funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten from 2022 will receive their box in early 2022, or following registration for the professional learning. The Box of Educational Resources is not available to the public or for purchase.

For questions on the Teaching Toolkit email: 3YO.teaching.toolkit@education.vic.gov.au.

Reflective Practice

Strengthening reflective practice in a Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program.

Assessment for Learning

Undertaking assessment for learning in a Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program 

Wellbeing

Supporting children's wellbeing in a Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program

Communication

Embedding appropriate and effective strategies to support children's oral language, literacy and numeracy learning

Environments for Learning

Creating responsive and inclusive environments that maximise children's learning and development in a Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program 

Collaborative Partnerships

Building and sustaining collaborative partnerships with families and other professionals to best support children's learning and development

Box of Educational Resources

Using the Box of Educational Resources to support your practice and children's learning in a Three-Year-Old Kindergarten program