The first years of a child’s life are an important time. We provide a range of family-focused services for children aged 0-8 across the Barwon region designed to aid parents and carers in development and education in a professional and nurturing way.

Our Early Years Services include:

Early Years Supports, which sees the BCYF Early Years team work with children aged 0-8, offering a range of programs in Greater Geelong and Colac. These supports allow parents and carers to improve interactions with children, implement learning and development strategies and link to support services.

Early Childhood approach (NDIA), a support service for parents and carers who are concerned for their child’s development, concerned their child has a disability or has a child with a diagnosis of developmental delay or disability.

BCYF’s Kindergarten & Early Learning Centres, which includes 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs and an Early Learning Centre over seven sites for children aged from 0-6 years in Geelong and the Colac-Otway Shire.