SRF Program

  • Library of bilingual books

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Not applicable


    Services are able to develop a library of bilingual or foreign language books to support bilingual and multilingual children's literacy development. The Department of Education and Training has procured support from fka Children's Services to provide phone consultation and advice to kindergarten services about setting up a library of bilingual books for the children in their service.
    Services can also pay a membership fee to join the fka Children's services multilingual library and receive access to a range of resources and books on a rotational basis.

    Detailed Costs

    Annual membership to fka Children's Services multilingual library is $250 per service per annum. Services can pay an extra $200 per annum to have resources posted out directly four times per year in order to receive materials on rotation.

    The cost to set up a library at the service will vary, depending on the needs of your service and the level of support required. Contact fka directly if you require support and to discuss your needs.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: children and families from a bilingual or multilingual background.

    Factors to consider: consider how you might use the cultural knowledge that may already exist in the staff and families at your service to assist in setting up a bilingual or multilingual library for your cohort of children.
    A library of bilingual books should be set-up and implemented in accordance with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, with particular consideration given to the following practice principles:
    • equity and diversity
    • partnerships with families.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable