Euroa communities given a kinder surprise
16 October 2015
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has congratulated eight local kindergartens on their successful applications for funding for minor infrastructure and technology.
The successful local kindergartens include:
- Avenel Preschool - $25,000
- Ride Avenue Preschool Benalla - $9,000
- Goodstart Early learning Euroa - $10,000
- Murchison Preschool - $6,000
- Rushworth Kindergarten and Childcare - $9,000
- Goodstart Early Learning Seymour - $9.950
- Goodstart Seymour - $1,500
“Every child in our region deserves the best possible start to their education,” Ms Ryan said.
“The value of early childhood education and the opportunities it provides for children to learn, develop and have fun cannot be underestimated.
“I congratulate these kindergartens on their successful application for infrastructure and IT funding that will help improve facilities for pre-school children and their families.
“Fundraising is always a big effort in small communities. Hopefully these grants will alleviate some of that pressure on parents and improve local facilities.”
Ms Ryan said the funding was designed to help improve productivity outcomes for kindergartens and assist with better delivery of programs and services.
“Minor infrastructure refurbishment grants contribute towards the cost of small refurbishment projects such as improving indoor or outdoor areas used by children and upgrading bathrooms, particularly where they are designed to improve access for children of all abilities.
“The information technology grants are to help kinders update digital hardware,” Ms Ryan said.