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$45.5 million preschool funding boost

09-Nov-2015

Minister for Early Childhood Education Leslie Williams today announced programs worth $45.5 million to increase the number of children attending preschool in the year before school.

Mrs Williams said the NSW Government is providing additional funding to support community preschools in 2016:

The initiatives announced today will increase the number of four and five-year-old children enrolled in quality preschool programs in the year before full-time school. The focus is on increasing enrolments of children from low-income and Aboriginal families, ensuring that cost or location are not barriers to participation,” Mrs Williams said.

These initiatives will also support the NSW Government's work to increase the proportion of Aboriginal students in the top two NAPLAN bands at school.”

Operational support for preschools will continue until June 2018 to assist services in enhancing their business skills. The Preschools for Sustainable Communities program provides additional funding to eligible services in non-metropolitan areas for four years from 2016.

MEDIA: William Griffiths | Minister Williams | 0428 931 143

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