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Let’s Read Mildura nominated for the Victorian Early Years Awards

19Th September 2018


The Victorian Early Years Awards celebrate the exceptional contributions that individuals and organisations make to improving the learning and development of young children and their families.

Let’s Read in Mildura has been nominated as a finalist in Category 3: Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships Award! This award is presented to an initiative, program or project that demonstrates outstanding achievements on how community partnership promotes a collaborative practice to support and demonstrate positive outcomes for children and families.

Mildura’s Let’s Read program has improved literacy and language skills for children aged from four months to five years. The program supplied books and information packs to families at key Maternal and Child Health visits. It has promoted and increased literacy and language development in children by engaging families and introducing reading concepts from birth. The program has inspired more projects such as Little Libraries and pop-up reading spaces.

Congratulations to all involved! The project partners are: Mildura Rural City Council: Library Services, Maternal and Child Health Services, The Knowledge Centre, Mildura District Aboriginal Service: Maternal and Child Health Services, Mildura Senior College & Deakin Trade Centre, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The Smith Family.

Find out more:

Victorian Early Years Awards website

Mildura's Let's Read program