The Department of Education has appointed Noah’s Ark as the provider of the Preschool Field Officer (PSFO) program in the Casey municipality commencing from 1 January 2024.
Children attending a 3yr or 4yr old kindergarten program, funded by the Victorian Government can access the Preschool Field Officer (PSFO) program.
PSFOs support kindergarten teams with strategies to help children’s inclusion and meaningful participation in their kindergarten program and explore referral pathways if required.
For services wishing to make referrals for the PSFO program relating to children attending funded programs in City of Casey from 2024 please email [email protected]
For further information visit https://www.vic.gov.au/preschool-field-officer-program
Programs for additional support
Eligible children can access additional support. Please visit:
- Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS) program
- Yooralla. Yooralla is the South Eastern Metropolitan Region Auspice Agency for KIS.
- Vic Gov - help for children with additional needs.
Supporting second year of 4-year-old kindergarten
If the early childhood teacher identifies that a child’s learning and development is delayed in at least 2 key outcome areas, they may be eligible for a second year of 4-year-old kindergarten.
The teacher will discuss this with the family. If the teacher or family require support with making an informed decision, they can refer the child to the PSFO program.