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Friday, 13 October 2017

MALDON PRESCHOOL RECEIVES TECHNOLOGY FUNDING

The Andrews Labor Government is helping children at Maldon Preschool benefit from new IT equipment.

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP today announced that the kinder was one of more than 200 recipients sharing in $1 million of funding through the 2017-18 Children’s Facilities Capital Program Minor Grants.

Maldon Preschool will get $1,360 to purchase IT equipment.

The Labor Government’s Minor Grants Program provides funding to services in Maldon delivering funded kinder programs for small infrastructure improvements or IT upgrades.

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.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

“We’re investing in first-rate early childhood facilities so children in Bendigo West can get the most out of great local kindergartens.”

“We know that better quality early childhood services mean a better start in life for our kids, and these grants are helping ensure kids in Bendigo West are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.”

 

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