CAPITAL WORKS GRANTS TO EXPAND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PLACES
Local families will have more opportunities to find preschool places following an investment of $455,784 to upgrade early childhood education services as part of the NSW Government $8 million Capital Works program.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced St Peter’s Preschool Tamworth and Gunnedah Baptist Child Care received funding to give children quality early education in improved facilities.
“It’s great to hear that local families will benefit from upgrades to our local services, making it a better place for children to spend their time,” Mr Anderson said.
“Research demonstrates that children benefit socially, emotionally and cognitively from access to quality early childhood education so this program will have a real benefit for local families with young children.
“By investing in early childhood education with are investing in the future of our region and ensuring that local children are getting the best start in life.
“The investment will extend the existing pre-school buildings with the aim to deliver more pre-school places for local families.”
The Capital Works Grants program provides funding for not-for-profit, community-based preschools to increase the number of places for children at 15 hours per week, especially in areas where there is a demonstrated shortage of places.