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How the Achievement Program works

Once you sign up, you’ll receive all the information, guides and easy-to-use tools to implement the Achievement Program. At your own pace, you will work through three stages.

The Achievement Program Cycle

Phase 1: Coordinate

Get your service on board with the Achievement Program, put together a team and assess what your service’s health priorities are.

Phase 2: Create

Develop a health and wellbeing plan based on your service’s health priorities and put it into action. The Achievement Program for early childhood services incorporates six health priority areas, but it’s best to focus on one or two at a time.

Phase 3: Celebrate

Review your work and reflect on the healthy changes you can see in your service. When you reach this point, your service will be recognised by the Victorian Government as a Healthy Early Childhood Service.

Health priority areas

The Achievement Program helps coordinate your health and wellbeing actions across six health priority areas. You can apply for recognition for promoting these health priorities when you have successfully met state-wide benchmarks.

The evidence-based benchmarks are a guide to best practice health promotion. They will help ensure you are taking a whole-service approach to health and wellbeing. You can use them to guide your health and wellbeing planning and build on initiatives you already have in place.

The Achievement Program Cycle for Early Childhood Centres

Achievement Program Member Portal for Education Settings

Interactive member portal

Our member portal allows you to work through the Achievement Program at your convenience.

You will have access to a suite of tailored resources, case studies and links to further information, as well as all the latest news, in one place. Online forms mean applying for recognition from the Victorian Government is simple.

You can also find out if other services or schools in your local area are participating.

The Achievement Program has been so beneficial for our service, including families, children, educators and the wider community. Our centre is highly multicultural, with 80 per cent of families being from other cultures. Many of these speak little or no English. The Achievement Program has enabled our service to provide education for our children and families on healthy eating.

Kate Braunthal - Coordinator Ringwood Uniting Church Kindergarten