Moonee Valley Early Years Plan

People, places, partnerships for children

After extensive community consultation, together with the Moonee Valley Early Years Reference Group, we have developed the Moonee Valley Early Years Plan (pdf, 2.4MB). We have also developed a summary of the plan (pdf, 772KB).

Our vision is that:

"Moonee Valley will be a city where all children and young people have fun, learn, play safe and thrive in a community that is active and socially connected."

The plan focuses on families from pregnancy through to children 12 years of age and sets out what the community, services and Council want to achieve for Moonee Valley's youngest citizens over the next few years.

Our guiding principles for the plan affirm that we will:

  • Action the Rights of the Child and a Child Friendly City.
  • Respect and listen to the voice of the child through ongoing children’s participation as active citizens.
  • Encourage activities that challenge children and ourselves in policy making and programming.
  • Facilitate children’s transition to independence.
  • Engage and support parents as vital first educators and recognise their role is central to a child’s early life.
  • Provide a universally relevant plan which will support active inclusion and equity of access for children,
    families and communities.
  • Foster social connections and accessibility and promote belonging and ownership to community.

To develop the plan we spoke with children, families and local services.

More information

For more information on the Moonee Valley Early Years Plan, contact our Family and Children Services team on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Monday, 10 July 2017, 9:18 PM