Education and learning training

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


Let's count program

A free professional 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

From August 2018, The Smith Family will be piloting Let's Count Online.

Two starting dates will be available for these self-paced modules - 17 September and 15 October.Interested educators can register their interest on the Sm​ith Family website

​Expressions of interest for the face to face program in Semester 2, 2018 are now closed.

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. Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.

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.