More pre-schoolers in Baulkham Hills 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.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today announced the following preschools and not-for-profit long day care centres in Baulkham Hills will receive grants of up to $10,000 under the program:
- Baulkham Hills Pre-School Kindergarten will receive $10,000 for outdoor creek bed;
- North Rocks Pre-School will receive $10,000 for shade structure;
- Hills Montessori School will receive $10,000 for installation of sound absorption panels;
- UnitingCare St Matthews Pre-School will receive $10,000 for roof repairs;
- Sun Valley Pre-School Kindergarten will receive $10,000 for new floor coverings and energy saving LED lights;
- The Hills Community Kindergarten will receive $9,985 for interactive space; and,
- Hillsong Child Care Centre will receive $8,820 for a mud kitchen and outdoor gym set.
“I am thrilled that the littlest learners in Baulkham Hills will benefit from this funding now and for years to come,” Mr Elliott 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 seven services in Baulkham Hills 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.”