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CLS Preschool Funding Program


 

Funding for Preschool Children


There is extensive research into the value of maintaining mother tongue or heritage languages, particularly for preschool-aged children. Research has found that there are many benefits to children learning in another language at a young age, including:

  • increased literacy
  • cognitive flexibility
  • bolstering self-esteem and wellbeing
  • strengthened cultural identity.

Learning in another language offers unique opportunities for children before they start school. The play-based pedagogy of early childhood is an effective way to support language learning because it creates a space where language is used for genuine two-way communication. CLS preschool programs actively use play-based learning to expose children to the language.

 

Expression of Interest:


Community Language School providers interested in delivering a funded preschool program can contact community.languages@education.vic.gov.au


 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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