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Partnering with families to optimise children’s development

Recognising parents and families as children’s first and most important teachers, ECMS centres encourage families and communities to contribute and participate in every facet of their children’s kindergarten and early learning experience.

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11 July 2018

Altona Kindergarten's partnership with Estia Health Aged Care Home

Altona MP Jill Hennessy recently visited Estia Health's aged care home in Altona Meadows to see Altona Kindergarten's wonderful partnership with the home in action. We sat down with the kinder's lead educator Sue to learn more about the...

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21 June 2018

2018 Beyond Tomorrow Conference

We are delighted to announce the 2018 Beyond Tomorrow Early Childhood Conference, which will be held on Friday 17 August at the Moonee Valley Racecourse.

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19 June 2018

Helping families in need with the Outreach Family Support Program

In 2016 ECMS received funding from the Department of Education and Training for a pilot program to support children and families experiencing vulnerability in Melton and Brimbank to access Early Start Kindergarten and pre-purchased kindergarten...

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18 June 2018

How a friendly pooch called Billy is helping children prepare for school

With almost half of children at Cambrian Preschool in Melton West from families experiencing vulnerability, educators wanted to rethink their approach to helping children build vital school readiness skills, to aid in a smooth transition to...

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4 June 2018