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Early Learning Association Australia

Early Childhood Education Foundation


In August 1997, the Early Childhood Education Foundation was established by Dr Terry Nienhuys with the sole purpose of providing funding to enable disadvantaged children to attend a kindergarten in their local area.

Over 60,000 children access kindergarten programs across Victoria each year. Many of these children miss out on the opportunity to attend a quality kindergarten program in the year before they commence school because their parents are unable to afford the fees.

The Foundation strives to:

  • ensure that children from families experiencing financial difficulties have access to a funded kindergarten program which will enhance their opportunities to succeed in life by providing funds that contribute to attendance fees.
  • develop a program where contributions from donors such as the community, kindergarten services, other organisations and the corporate sector support its mission.

Contact Details

3/145 Smith Street


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.