Three kindergartens will be upgrading their facilities thanks to $30,000 of Victorian Government funding.MONIQUE FREER September 3, 2014 3:35am
Children and Early Childhood Development Minister Wendy Lovell with Bernard Briggs Kindergarten students Oskar Green, Lincoln Woolley, (below) Matilda Horne and Sophie Winkler at the announcement of funding for three Benalla kindergartens.
Three kindergartens across Benalla will be giving children a better start to their education thanks to more than $30
Children and Early Childhood Development Minister Wendy Lovell visited Benalla last Thursday to announce the Victorian Government funding, which will allow each kindergarten to purchase important resources to upgrade their facilities and program delivery.
Bernard Briggs Kindergarten and Munro Avenue Preschool each received $9990, while Ride Avenue Preschool received a $10
‘‘Victoria already leads the nation in early childhood education and care, and by improving early years facilities and infrastructure we are making Benalla and regional Victoria an even better place for families to raise their children,’’ Ms Lovell said.
Ms Lovell said much of the investment would flow directly to families in rural and regional Victoria, enabling them to give their children the best start in life.
The funding will assist Bernard Briggs Kindergarten to purchase a new shade sail for the outdoor play area, fix the outdoor swing and install a digging patch, fruit trees and a chicken coop.
At Munro Avenue Preschool the funds will be used to create a new sensory garden and exploration area, while at Ride Avenue Kinder the funding will be used to expand the playground and line it in hardy turf, and to purchase a new laptop.
Benalla and District Preschool Partnership committee of management president Felicity Wilkinson said the funding would go a long way to address any socio-economic disadvantage in Benalla.
‘‘To provide children with things like fruit trees and musical equipment, it can sometimes be their first exposure they’ve had to it,’’ Ms Wilkinson said.
‘‘To receive this grant will make a huge difference.’’
For Benalla and District Preschool Partnership kindergartens — Bernard Briggs and Munro Avenue — the improvements focus on hands-on and sensory education.
‘‘Kinder is all about play-based learning which teaches literacy and numeracy skills through play,’’ committee of management grants officer Lee Jenkins said.
The work is expected to be completed within six months of the funds being received.
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