Aberdeen Preschool has received community grant funding from the NSW government

FUNDING: Aberdeen Preschool has received $10,000 in community grant funding from the NSW state government. Picture: Aberdeen Preschool Assoc Inc.
FUNDING: Aberdeen Preschool has received $10,000 in community grant funding from the NSW state government. Picture: Aberdeen Preschool Assoc Inc.

Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell has announced Aberdeen Preschool has received $10,000 in community grant funding from the NSW state government.

Mr Layzell said the funding will assist Aberdeen Preschool to provide educational activities to help strengthen the foundations of children's learning the two years before school.

"The grant will go to resources which support access and participation as well as educational resource development that promotes outreach to Aboriginal children and children from low income families," Mr Layzell said.

According to the NSW government, the Community Grants program supports eligible early childhood education services to increase participation and access for children experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage, by delivering targeted initiatives and support for Aboriginal children and children from low income families.

"This program supports the participation in 600 hours of quality early childhood education in the two years before school," the NSW Department of Education stated.

To be eligible for funding under the NSW government's Community Grants program, a service must be either a not-for-profit community pre-school or not-for-profit long day care and must also be an approved early childhood education and care service under the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations or the Supplementary Provisions Act.

The service must also deliver an early childhood education program in accordance with The Early Years Learning Framework under the National Partnership Agreement on Early Childhood Education.

Multifunctional Aboriginal Children's Services and Aboriginal Child and Family Centres are also eligible for grant funding.

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