Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Monday 29 September 2019

More pre-schoolers in the Davidson 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 Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea today announced the following preschools and not-for-profit long day care centres in Davidson will receive grants of up to $10,000 under the program:

  1. Chabad House Ganeinu Long Day Care & Preschool
  2. East Lindfield Community Preschool
  3. Integricare Christ Church St Ives Preschool
  4. St Ives Preschool Kindergarten
  5. Uniting Forest Preschool Belrose
  6. Gordon Community Preschool

“I am thrilled that the littlest learners in Davidson will benefit from this funding now and for years to come,” Mr O’Dea 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.

“I look forward to seeing how the six services in Davidson utilise this funding.”

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.”

Grant details for Davidson - next page. For more information, visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/early-childhood-education/operating-an-early-childhood-education-service/grants-and-funded-programs/quality-learning-environments