MAKING YUROKE KINDERGARTENS MORE INCLUSIVE
The Andrews Labor Government is helping Yuroke kindergartens upgrade their buildings and playgrounds and buy equipment to provide a more inclusive environment for children with disabilities and additional needs.
Member for Yuroke today announced $6.4 million for the new Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program to improve classrooms and playgrounds.
Local governments, not-for-profit service providers and pre-schools in Yuroke are encouraged to apply for infrastructure upgrades – including playgrounds – of up to $200,000 or for grants up to $10,000 to buy inclusive education equipment such as moveable wheelchair-access ramps or adjustable tables and chairs.
The funding is part of a $19 million suite of initiatives to make early childhood services more inclusive for children with disabilities and additional needs.
The Labor Government is delivering a record $76.4 million to build, upgrade and improve kinders across Victoria to ensure local families continue to have access to first rate local facilities.
Families will also benefit from the Government’s $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, announced in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget.
The plan recognises the importance of providing families with strong support in early childhood, so kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.
Applications for the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program can be made online at http://www.schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au/Pages/Inclusive-Kindergartens-Facilities-Program.aspx.