Page ContentDuring the preschool years, your child is developing socially, emotionally and physically. They are at the beginning of learning how to get on with others, and better control their feelings and emotions. It’s exciting to see more and more of the person they will become! Behaviour Preschoolers' behaviours and emotionsSetting limits for your preschooler, managing feelings and thinking about others.Behaviour management and young childrenTips on how to support your toddler or preschooler to control their behaviourHow to handle tantrumsWhy toddlers have tantrums, how to manage them, if you have concerns.If you have concerns about your preschooler's behaviourWhere to seek help if you have concerns, talking to your child. Child care and kindergarten Types of child careThere are a number of different types of child care for different situations.How to choose the best child careEvery family is different, so it’s important to think about your own family needs and the quality of the childcare when choosing child care for your childEnrol in child careHow to enrol your child in childcareHow much child care costsHow much does child care cost?When to start kindergartenUsual ages to start kindergarten, when to start early or finish late.Types of kindergarten programsFour-year-old kindergarten programs, Early Start Kindergarten, three-year-old kindergarten programsHow to choose a kindergartenHow kindergarten quality is measured, what to look for when you visit, questions to ask.How much kindergarten costsKindergarten fees, contributions from the government and subsidies.Enrol in kindergartenEnrolling in a kindergarten program and finding out if your child eligible for free or low cost kindergarten.Tips for starting kindergartenStarting kinder tips, what to do on the first day.Kindergarten for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childrenKindergarten for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.Kindergarten for culturally and linguistically diverse childrenKindergarten for culturally and linguistically diverse children, including information in Chinese, Somali and Vietnamese. Going to kindergarten if your child is six years oldWhat to do if your child is school age but still attending kindergarten.Early entry to kindergarten for gifted childrenEarly entry to kindergarten may be appropriate for some gifted children where families are seeking an early entry to school for their child.Does my child need a second year of kindergarten?Does my child need a second year of kindergarten?Regulation of child care and kindergartenEarly childhood services regulated under the National Quality Framework and under state law.How to choose a quality early childhood serviceQuality childcare is important to your child's development, and you can use quality ratings to choose the best child care centre for your child. Child development You are your child's first educatorYou can make a big difference to your child's life just by finding easy and fun things you can do with your child when they're very young.What your child might be doing at different stagesYour child is cable of thinking and acting differently at each stage of their developmentSpeech and language development for preschoolersFind out how preschoolers' speech and language develops and what you can do to support your child.Social and emotional development for preschoolersWhat to expect from preschooler emotions, how to help your preschooler with self-regulation, and play, friendships and social skills.Gifted and talented childrenAssess if your child is gifted, common emotions and behaviours, how you can support your child.If you have concerns about your child's developmentWhat to do if you're worried about how your child is developingGrowth chartsGrowth charts for baby and child development Children with additional needs Find out more about inclusive education Inclusive education Information and services for families of children living with disability and additional needs. Feeding and nutrition Good nutrition for preschoolersHow to plan healthy food and drink for your preschooler.How much should a preschooler eat?Gudie to how much a preschooler should eat, planning meals and the right snacks.What your preschooler should and shouldn't eatWhat preschoolers should eat, snacks, drinks and kindergarten meals.Food safety tipsHow to prepare food safely so it's safe for your child to eat. Health Personal hygiene for toddlers and preschoolersTeaching your toddler about washing their hands and teeth, and bathing.Brushing teeth and oral healthHow to take care of your toddler's teeth, oral checkups and going to the dentist.Movement and physical activity for preschoolersPreschoolers need to play actively every day, because it helps them grow and develop, improves focus, and boosts their confidence and self-esteem.ImmunisationImmunisation requirements, Vax on time app, vaccination records for child care, kindergarten and school.Managing screen timeIt's important to keep and eye on and manage the amount of screen time (television, internet and games) that your preschooler has. Learning and play Play-based learning for preschoolersPreschoolers learn by playing and there are things you can do to support them.Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skillsHow to build science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in your child.Moving from kindergarten to schoolInformation on transition statements for children moving from kindergarten to schoolSpeak to your child in the language you know bestWhy it's important to speak in the language you know best. Tips for speaking, reading and writing in your language.How to build your child's literacy skills from birth to year 2How to give your child a good start with reading and language.How to build your child's numeracy skills from birth to year 2Tips on how to build your child's skills in maths, measurement and patterns. Family health Look after yourself after you have a babyParents' health and wellbeing is often impacted by the arrival of a new baby or any major change to your life.Parents' anxietyBecoming and being a parent can be stressful. How to tell if you have anxiety and how to get help.Making healthy decisionsWhere to go for health advice, online resources and working out if it's an emergency.Family violenceHow to get help, behaviours, how family violence can happen. Safety Safety in the home and outdoorsHow to make sure your home and backyard are safe for children.Car safetyRestraints and seats, never leave babies and children unattended in cars.Sun safetyIt’s important to protect babies and children protected from the strong Australian sun.Water safety for babies and young childrenHow to keep babies safe around waterInsect bitesWhat to do if your child gets an insect bite.Preventing dog bitesHow to have your child and your dog interacting safely.Preventing poisoningHow to keep baby safe from being poisoned - call Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.Preventing fallsCheck your home and baby equipment for hazards that could cause your baby or young child to fall.Preventing chokingTip for preventing your baby or child from choking.Preventing burns and scaldsTips to prevent your child accidentally getting a burn.Child protectionWhat to do if you think a child is being abused, mandatory reporting. Services for parents Maternal and Child Health ServiceAll about the Maternal and Child Health Service in VictoriaMy Health, Learning and Development Record (the green book)All about your My Health, Learning and Development Record (the green book)Your 3.5 year MCH visitWhat to expect at your 3.5 years visit to your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.Community playgroupsInformation about community playgroups in VictoriaSupported playgroupsSupported Playgroups is to improve the learning, development, and wellbeing outcomes of children from birth until they start primary school.Services for parents in regional areasServices for parents of babies and young children in regional areas of VictoriaFamily intervention servicesFamily intervention Services offer consultation, counselling, skill development and education services including individual and group interventions. Support for parents of children with disabilityProgram for parents and families of children with disabilities and developmental delays to support each other through the sharing of common experiences, concerns and aspirations.Child FIRST and family servicesChild FIRST (Child and family information, referral and support teams) are the entry point into family services located across Victoria.Telephone services for parentsTelephone services for parents of young children and babies in VictoriaParentlinePhone counselling for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years oldFinancial help for parentsOutline of types of financial assistance available to parents who want to enrol their child in childcare or kindergarten programs Sleep Good sleeping for preschoolersHow much sleep a preschooler needs and how to establish a sleeping routine.NightmaresCoping with children's nightmares and how to reduce bad dreams.BedwettingWhy preschoolers wet the bed and what to do.