Shine Bright Family Information
Children and Family Resource Contacts
Below finds a resource sheet for each of our regions, which we have developed to assist families and children.
Each sheet includes details from healthcare to family services.
Early Childhood Early Intervention
If your child is aged 0-6 years and has a disability, or if there are concerns with their development, they may be eligible to receive support from the NDIS. Your child’s early years are very important as they set up how they’ll learn and develop later in life. Support provided early will give your child the best chance of achieving their potential. Through participating in everyday situations, your child will be provided with opportunities grow and learn.
For further information on the below please click on following links; www.ndis.gov.au/ecei
- What is early childhood early intervention?
- What to expect
- Accessing ECEI
- The ECEI journey
Children's Goals and Interests
Shine Bright have developed a form for families to complete with their child to help us plan effectively.
Child Protection Parent Resources
Childwise offer a variety of free educational materials for parents including Publications, Books and Factsheets.
Please visit the Child Wise website and view the resources under Parent/Carers, Resources.
Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages (KIS Packages)
If you have a child with a disability or additional needs the Kindergarten Inclusion Tip Sheets from the Association for Children with a Disability may be of assistance.
Included in this 28 pages, are 3 Parent Stories, information regarding Kindergarten Inclusion Support, choosing a kindergarten and a 2nd year of Kindergarten.
Further information about KIS packages can be found on the Department of Education and Training’s website.
Kindergarten Inclusion Tip Sheets (7200 KB)
Child Dental Health
Do you have a child requiring a dental check up or require emergency dental care? Bendigo Health – Pathways for Public Dental Treatment for Children provides an outline on how they can provide dental access for your children.
School Exemption Information
Children who are turning six (compulsory school age) during the second year of funded kindergarten must be exempt from attending school from the Department of Education and Training.
Further information can be found on the Department’s website (at the bottom of the page).
Planning Strategically allows organisations to thrive and grow towards a prosperous future. In developing this, our newly endorsed strategic plan, our goal as an organisation is to secure a future where LMPA leads the early childhood education and care sector and sets a new benchmark in both the development, management and delivery of educational programs for those most deserving, our children.
Please click below to view and read more about LMPA’s Strategic Plan 2016.
Strategic Plan (5510 KB)
Useful Links and Brochures
Helpful Links and Resources (a number of useful links regarding heat, health, fire readiness and other emergencies)
The Association for Children with a Disability inclusion tip sheets (Phone 1800 654 013)
Koorie Kids Shine at Kindergarten (2000 KB)
Early Years Learning Frameworks
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
RESOURCES FOR INDIGENOUS FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
From the Keerraywoorroong dialect, Warrnambool,Victoria
Fish (242 KB)
Turtle (222 KB)
Kangaroo (271 KB)
Cobra (256 KB)
“NEW” – The Aboriginal Languages Unit of work for level one is available at the VCAA, and a great way of sharing Aboriginal culture with children.
We look forward to sharing more information with you in the future. Bookmark this page and visit it regularly for updates.
There is a song called Wombat Wobbles that is fun for children (link to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvFSPxL_IWA) with an accompanying dance.
LMPA would love to promote your celebrations and our Indigenous Culture by posting photos of celebrations, please send them to LMPA (link to contact us page to relevant person). Please do not identify children for privacy reasons.