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Bethany kindergarten William Hovell Preschool will offer 15 hours of kindergarten each week for three and four year old children in 2023.

William Hovell Preschool, which has operated in Hendy Street Corio, since 1984, has been offering 15 hours of four-year-old kindergarten for local families. Next year it is extending its three-year-old program to 15-hours each week also.

William Hovell Preschool Teacher, Sharron German said “the changes will allow local children to access two years of a quality kindergarten program, in the lead up to primary school”.

“Research shows that two years of kindergarten education is optimal for children in preparing them for school and giving them the best possible start to their educational journey,” Sharron said.

“Government funded kindergarten places means families with Concession and Health Care Cards can send their children to kindergarten for free,” she said.

Having operated in Corio for 38 years, the preschool is deeply engrained in the local community. Sharron said “the staff at William Hovell Preschool are not only qualified kindergarten teachers and educators, but we care about our community and are highly skilled in supporting families and extending extra support, when this is needed”.

“Our staff welcomes children and their families from the many backgrounds and cultures that are represented in our community,” Sharron said.

As part of Bethany Kindergarten Services, William Hovell’s Educator Team have close links to community services including supported playgroups and family services.

“As kindergarten educators we don’t just see the children on a regular basis but their families as well so it’s not uncommon for us to help families connect with community groups and services, even allied health specialists,” Sharron said.

Children who turn three or four before April 30 in 2023 are eligible for kindergarten next year.

To register your child for a place at William Hovell Preschool or any of the 22 Bethany Kindergarten Services locations click here or call 5273 0200.

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