Mark Gepp, Member for Northern Victoria has announced funding part of the more than 200 recipients sharing in $1 million of funding through the 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program Minor Grants.
Mr Gepp said “We’re investing in first-rate early childhood facilities so children in Northern Victoria can get the most out of great local kindergartens.”
The Labor Government’s Minor Grants Program provides funding to services and is delivering funded minor infrastructure kinder upgrades.
-Cobram’s Punt Rd Kindergarten will receive $1,317 for new IT facilities.
-Sea Lake Pre School will receive $1,340 for new IT facilities.
-Hopetoun and District Pre School will receive $1,500 for new IT facilities.
-Leitchville Preschool and Play Centre will receive $8,000 for a minor infrastructure upgrade.
– Mildura West Kindergarten will receive $1,402 for new IT facilities.
-The Irymple Kindergarten will receive $9,170 for new IT facilities.
-Colliver Rd Kinder will get $25,000 to renovate their kitchen.
-Gowrie St Preschool & Occasional childcare will receive $10,000 for better facilities and new IT equipment.
-Kialla Children’s Centre will receive $10,000 for better facilities and new IT equipment.
-Manangatang Pre School will receive $1,350 for new IT facilities.
-Goodstart – Beveridge St will receive $1,256 for new IT facilities.
-Goodstart – Pritchard St will receive $1,256 for new IT facilities.
“We know that better quality early childhood services mean a better start in life for our kids, and these grants are helping ensure kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life,” said Mr Gepp.
Funding of up to $25,000 is available for either building refurbishment works to increase capacity or improve facilities, or to help buy IT equipment like laptops and tablets.
Families across Victoria will also benefit from the Government’s $202 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, announced in the Victorian Budget 2017/18.
This ground-breaking reform plan recognises the importance of providing families with strong support in early childhood, so kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.
It will mean local parents can access improved parenting support and Maternal and Child Health Services, as well as higher quality and more inclusive kindergartens.