Ready to Read

Victorian School Readiness Funding

United Way Victorian School Readiness Funding Bnr

Strengthening the partnership between home and kindergarten

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is on the menu of evidence-informed programs available to Victorian Kindergartens under the Victorian Government’s School Readiness Funding initiative.

When kindergartens join the Imagination Library each child receives a high quality, age-appropriate book each month, delivered to their home. Accompanying these books is a tip sheet for parents and carers, providing them with ideas on how to engage with the books in ways that are known drivers of language acquisition and emerging literacy.

Kindergartens receive the same books as the children, enabling then to integrate teaching and learning plans around each book, and strengthen the partnership between home and kindergarten.

The program aligns with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and is supported by research and early childhood professionals. You can also find out more information on the Victoria State Government Education website.

We have really enjoyed being part of this program. For many of our children it is their first time experiencing books in their home. We enjoy that we can link the books to kindergarten and our program.

Victoria, Kindergarten Teacher

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