More pre-schoolers across the Myall Lakes electorate will have access to state-of-the-art early childhood learning facilities and specialised educational programs, thanks to the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program.

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today announced the following preschools and not-for-profit long day care centres in Myall Lakes will receive grants of up to $10,000 under the program:

Funding Specification Name Amount awarded Activity/Resource
Taree & District Pre School $9,664.55 Chicken Coop
Wingham Pre School $10,000.00 Replace decking
Old Bar Preschool $9,128.40 Verandah and outdoor learning space
Great Lakes Children’s Centre $10,000.00 Replace boundary fence
Bulahdelah Pre School $10,000.00 Outdoor equipment
Goodstart Early Learning Taree $5,225.32 Water tank and yarning mats
Flying Fox Mobile Pre School $10,000.00 Music and kids bootcamp program

“I am thrilled that our littlest learners will benefit from this funding now and for years to come,” Mr Bromhead said.

“These grants can be used to make physical improvements to early childhood services, like new gardens, jungle gyms or bathroom renovations, and can also assist the rollout of new learning programs, like music lessons or yoga classes.

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said it is crucial to continue to invest in the State’s youngest learners.

“Research shows the cognitive, social and emotional benefits a quality early childhood education has on our children, so it is important that as a Government we continue to make these important investments,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Our future doctors, lawyers, farmers and teachers are being shaped in our preschools and long day care centres as we speak, so an investment in them really is an investment in our future.”