Early Childhood Grant Boosts Region

Early Childhood Grant Boosts Region

By Erin Archer

 

Under the NSW Governnment’s Capital Grants Program two preschools in the Central West Region have received a funding boost, which will ultimately allow for more space, more efficiency, and more options for local families.

Molong Early Learning Centre received $250,909 and Cudal Community Children’s Centre received $247,500, which reflects an aim by the state government to reduce waiting lists at preschools, and make sure no child misses out.

With the funds, the early learning centres are free to build new rooms, which according to Minister for Early Childhood Sarah Mitchell, will make a huge difference to local families because in regional areas there is often more of a demand and bigger waiting lists to get into preschools.

The grant came in bids, to ensure children have access to 600 hours of quality and affordable education, with a fee reduction of 25% average across the state.

Speaking to 2MCE Local News journalist Katreena Shelly, Ms Mitchell said there are future plans for more grants or the Central West, as in the past they have been very successful.

 

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