Young families in the Glenelg Shire are set to benefit as Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria today congratulated the 4 kindergartens and childcare centres which will receive the Andrews Labor Government’s minor infrastructure and IT grants.
A total of $1.22 million in grants will assist kinders across Victoria upgrade their facilities and IT.
The Glenelg Shire services are set to receive the funding as part of the 2016-17 Children’s Facilities Capital Program.
These grants mean Victoria’s early years teachers and educators are supported, and that more children have access to high-quality early learning services.
Kathleen Millikan Centre in Casterton will receive a grant of $3750 for playground upgrades and refurbishments, which can be used to improve access for children of all abilities.
Heywood Kindergarten, Jaycee Kindergarten and Kalbarri Kindergarten in Portland will each receive a $1500 grant to upgrade their IT with new laptops, tablets and other digital hardware to support learning programs and administration.
The grants are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million investment in the early childhood sector through the building and upgrading of kindergartens and children’s centres.
The Government is also delivering $83.7 million over four years to support improved educator-to-child ratios from 2016.
The Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State – and this begins with giving every child a strong start in life.
Quotes attributable for Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria:
“We’re making Victoria the Education State, and it begins with giving every child the best start in life. We want all Victorian kids to reap the rewards of a first-rate early years education.”
“These grants are a win for families in the Glenelg Shire. Our local kindergartens do a great job of preparing kids for school. We’re giving them the facilities and resources they need.”