Capital works grants to expand early childhood education places in Cresent Head
Families in Crescent Head will have more opportunities to find preschool places following an investment of $99,720 to upgrade the Crescent Head Community Pre-School Inc as part of the NSW Government’s $8 million Capital Works program.
Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, together with the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell MLC, announced the allocation on a visit to Crescent Head today.
“It’s great that local families will benefit from an upgrade to this local service.
“Research demonstrates that children benefit socially, emotionally and cognitively from access to quality early childhood education so this program has a real and lasting benefit for families with young children,” Mrs Pavey said.
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.
Minister for Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell MLC, said the success of a child’s education on their last day of school is influenced by their first days at school.
“The increased preschool places created through these grants are part of our plan for an additional 490 places across urban and regional areas of NSW.
“The NSW Government is fully committed to supporting providers to deliver quality care that working parents and carers can rely on,” Mrs Mitchell said.