Early Years in Education Society are committed to assisting our members to improve their knowledge and enhance their teaching by offering an EYES Grant and “The Vi” Scholarship. To see information relating to “The Vi” Scholarship see here…..

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An Early Years in Education Society Grant is an opportunity for classroom teachers to celebrate and emphasize the importance and value of early years schooling. Each year EYES allocates funding to its members, in the form of a Grant, to support teachers of young children in the promotion of early childhood.

What is an EYES Grant?

Grants of $100 – to $1,000 are available to all EYES members to assist them with a special activity, project, or the accumulation of resources in order to conduct a special program. It can be a single event or ongoing, classroom exclusive, include parents or a whole community. To apply for an EYES Grant you must be a financial member of EYES and for applications of over $500.00, you must have held membership for at least 12 months. The Grant money is paid to the applicant/s in a single instalment.

What kind of activities will be funded?

Previous successful Grant applications  have included a scented garden, a mural on demountable classroom wall, and a “wonder wall” of free play resources, a community reading project, a buddy’s class collaboration, a classroom pictorial timetable, a story telling program and a Dads home reading project. Some suggestions are:

  • special gardens
  • books for a library with a specific focus or interest
  • music and movement collaboration with an outside agency
  • a PMP circuit
  • incursion/excursion follow up (circus, zoo, AQWA, farm, forest, ocean) record performances
  • collect oral history or stories of local residents
  • cooking activities and creation of a cook book
  • art exhibition with purchase of materials and display items
  • science fair
  • purchase of special scientific equipment
  • environmental projects such as tree planting, recycling, compost/worm farm
  • conservation and water wise projects
  • maths activities involving chance and data or measurement
  • woodwork projects or craft projects such as /sewing/quilting/weaving  projects
  • I.T. projects using current and old technologies
  • special needs projects
  • language development,
  • tactile, kinaesthetic and multi sensory projects
  • art projects such as  sculptures mosaics, murals

Information on applying for a grant can be found under ‘How to Apply’