In 2016 Gowrie Victoria began implementing the Abecedarian Approach (known as 3a) at our Broadmeadows Valley children’s program as part of our involvement in the Victorian Advancing Early Learning Study.

What is 3a?

The focus of the 3a approach is providing specific evidence-based techniques that advance the personal, social and academic achievements of very young children who, through local circumstances, may require additional attention and support to ensure success as they grow and learn.

Each of the elements of 3a has been aligned with contemporary Australian Early Childhood policy, including The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS). 3a is now used in a range of metropolitan, urban and regional settings in different parts of Australia, including within playgroups, long-day-care settings and kindergarten programs.

Want to hear more?

Join us at the first session of our new Breakfast Series – where you’ll hear about how we worked with external experts to learn about the approach to teaching and learning, and how we changed the way we planned for and interacted with the children across our program. You will have the opportunity to hear from our Educational Leader and Manager about implementing a new way of thinking and working and the impact that we have seen on the team as well as the children.

This session is on February 7 from 7.30am – 9.30am, and tickets are $27.50