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Keeping community kindergartens connected

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The Andrews Labor Government is helping the State Library Victoria provide important IT services and support to more than 1200 kindergartens across the state.

The support provided by the State Library is highly valued among independently run kindergartens, which often struggle to meet the IT demands of running a high-quality early childhood education.

The government will provide $4 million over three years to secure this program into the future, an official press release said on Oct 31.

The program allows the State Library to provide a range of free internet services to community-based, not-for-profit kindergarten services and cluster managers – including free internet connectivity, help desk support and face-to-face IT training.

The renewed agreement runs until 2019 and also includes guidelines around privacy, cyber safety and effective ways for technology to be used in the classroom.

Our Government is making Victoria the Education State – this starts with giving every child the best start in life.

Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said, “We are making sure kindergarten teachers and staff can spend their time on what matters most – helping kids reach their full potential. This investment secures IT support for kindergartens across Victoria well into the future.” (TIW)

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