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Early Years

Early Years works with children 0 – 8 years. The Early Years program is child centred, strengths based, and offers family focused services. Barwon Child, Youth & Family are a Kindergarten Cluster Management provider within the Barwon area.

Early Years staff provide:

  • Outreach support in the home, or in group settings
  • Support for families to work towards their child's individual goals
  • Parenting and child development information
  • Links to other services and groups in the community that can support the family
  • Quality early childhood educational programs: 3 & 4 year old kindergarten and early learning programs

Our Programs aim to:

  • Enhance the child's development
  • Increase the family's understanding of their child's strengths and developmental needs
  • Strengthen the relationships between parents and children
  • Support families to be involved in local community activities
  • Support transition into services including child care, play groups, kindergarten and school
  • Provide children with a range of enjoyable experiences and activities that encourage the development of the skills necessary to engage in learning and social well being.

Geographical coverage

  • City of Greater Geelong,
  • Borough of Queenscliff,
  • Surf Coast Shire,
  • Colac Otway,
  • Golden Plains Shire;and
  • Corangamite Shire

Contact us - EYreferrals@bcyf.org.au

Click here to make a referral to our early years program