Forbes Preschool Kindergarten will be the grateful recipients of a $7000 NSW Government grant that aims to improve access to preschool for children in rural and remote communities.
“It was a lovely surprise when Andrew Gee came out to visit us last Friday with a $7000 cheque to ensure all children can access a preschool education,” says Amy Shine, Director of the preschool. “The money will help support our new building project and increase the available spaces allowing more children access to preschool and we are committed to maintaining our low fees, which start at $5 a day.”
Member for Orange Andrew Gee said the initiative provides these types of grants to community preschools in outer regional, remote and very remote areas. “This initiative helps early educators connect with families who are not sending their children to preschool and ensures children who are located in rural areas are able to access a quality early childhood education,” Mr Gee said.
“The program is designed to support preschools’ outreach initiatives, improving engagement and universal access for hard to reach and vulnerable children in these areas.”