An additional 23 places will be created at the Dubbo Christian Preschool thanks to funding provided by the NSW Government.
As part of the $7.5 million Start Strong Capital Works program, the service will receive $300,000 to build additional space at the centre to accommodate more children and meet some of the city’s growing demand for early childcare.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders visited the school recently, and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to increasing access to early childhood education for families.
“The importance of early childcare learning has always been well-known but I think we’ve developed a real appreciation for it through the pandemic,” Mr Saunders said.
“As a government we have put an emphasis on the sector because it is important that children are well-supported in their early learning before they reach school, and it is equally important that parents have access to places and confidence that their children are being well educated.
“The Capital Works Grants assist our community and mobile preschools in expanding their services, which is exactly what Dubbo Christian Preschool is looking to provide through more options for local families and giving children the best possible start to their learning journey. “
The Start Strong Capital Works Grant Program will support services to increase the number of preschools places available, equipping more children with the social, cognitive and emotional skills that set them up for future learning in their life. For more information on the Start Stronger Capital Works Grants, visit the Department of Education website.