State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is urging community preschools and mobile preschools in the Wallsend electorate to apply for a grant to expand their number of places as part of the $10 million Start Strong Capital Works Grants program.
The Start Strong Capital Works Grants program is open to not-for-profit community preschools and mobile preschools operating in areas where there is a demonstrated shortage of places.
Research shows that children who participate in quality early childhood education in the year before school are more likely to start school equipped with the social, cognitive and emotional skills they need to engage in learning.
Applications are now open and can be submitted online up until Friday 18 August.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“We need to ensure children have access to early childhood education in the year before school.”
“These grants are vital to ensuring services in Wallsend can invest in the right infrastructure to support more children in having access to early childhood education.”
“This funding can be used to construct new community preschools as well as expand existing services to allow for more available childcare places.”
“These grants will ensure more children will have access to early childhood education in the year before school, giving them the social, cognitive and emotional skills to transition to school, as well as benefiting them in the longer term.”
“For more information visit the website at http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/what-we-offer/regulation-and-accreditation/early-childhood-education-care/funding/start-strong/capital-works-grants-program or contact my office.”