Early childhood education

Schools & Early Childhood

Support children with the transition to school

Brain Power Program

The Brain Power program supports children, educators, and families by providing presentations and collaboration, mentoring and coaching opportunities with qualified therapeutic specialists who are guided by the understanding of interpersonal neurobiology and the nervous system.


School Readiness Funding supports 3-year-old and 4-year-old children in all early childhood education and care services delivering state-funded kindergarten programs in Victoria, including long day care. 


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Social and emotional wellbeing program

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes for this program meet the five broad areas of social and emotional learning (SEL) as defined by the Victorian Education Department.


Identifying and recognising emotions; recognising personal interests and strengths; and maintaining a well-grounded sense of self-confidence.


Regulating emotions to handle stress, control impulses and motivating oneself to persevere in overcoming obstacles; setting and monitoring progress toward the achievement of personal and academic goals; and expressing emotions appropriately.

Social awareness

Being able to take the perspective of and empathise with others; and recognising and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences.

Relationship skills

Establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding relationships based on cooperation and resistance to inappropriate social pressure; preventing, managing and constructively resolving interpersonal conflict; and seeking help when needed.

Responsible decision-making

Making decisions based on a consideration of all relevant factors, including applicable ethical standards, safety concerns and social norms; the likely consequences of taking alternative courses of action; and evaluation and reflection.

*Play Therapy Melbourne is also in the privileged position of providing animal assistance in some groups.