IN a bid to ensure kindergartens across the state are inclusive for children of all abilities, the upgrading of early childhood education centres and buying of specialist equipment to help support learning outcomes is being backed by the Victorian Government.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced the following kinders in the Goulburn Valley will share in over $28K of ‘Building Blocks’ funding grants through the ‘Inclusion and Improvement streams’, as follows:
Kialla Children’s Centre Inc, Katamatite and District Multipurpose Children’s Centre, Eilleen Taylor Kindergarten Lulla’s Children and Family Centre Aboriginal Corporation, Goodstart Early Learning Shepparton, Nathalia & District Preschool will Goodstart Early Learning Shepparton – Bourchier Street, Kialla Children’s Centre and Goodstart Early Learning Numurkah.
The latest round of Building Blocks Inclusion Grants is worth almost $2.M statewide supporting 242 kindergartens upgrade their facilities or purchase equipment to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for children of all needs and abilities.
Upgrades include infrastructure in playgrounds to make kinder activities more accessible as well as moveable inclusive education equipment like mobility stools and sensory equipment to support learning programs.
“We are excited to improve kindergarten infrastructure in and make sure they are inclusive for all children this will also be critical to ensuring the success of the state-wide roll-out of Three-Year-Old Kindergarten next year,” said Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria.