More Quality Learning Environments for Manly

More pre-schoolers in Freshwater, Manly Vale, Balgowlah and Manly will have greater 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 Manly James Griffin today announced the following preschools and not-for-profit long day care centres in the Manly electorate will receive grants of up to $10,000 under the program:

  • Harbord Kindergarten – upgrade to playground
  • Manly Vale Community Kindergarten – new cubby house
  • St James Kindergarten – new outdoor play area and water play wall
  • Manly Community Pre-School – gardening incursions
  • North Harbour Children’s Centre – sustainability workshops

“I am thrilled that our little ones will benefit from this funding now and for years to come,” Mr Griffin 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.

“As a new Dad I know how important it is for our young people to have access to the best facilities and programs possible, to give them the past start in life.”

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.”

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