Families with young children in Kalkallo can now access the quality local kindergarten programs they need, with the opening of the new Kalkallo Interim Kindergarten.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today visited the Kalkallo Interim Kindergarten to officially open the new $1.19 million centre.

The new facility will provide families access to 66 kindergarten places and is located on the site of the new Cloverton South Community Hub, which will be completed in 2021.

The Andrews Labor Government provided $925,000 towards the new centre through the Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution Fund.

The state’s biggest early education build will continue over the coming years, with almost 1,000 new and upgraded kinders to come.

The Labor Government will invest more than $1.6 billion over the next decade to build approximately 785 new kinders and expand 170 existing services.

Modular kindergarten buildings represent just one component of this and reflect one of the new and innovative ways in which Victoria is supporting investment in the infrastructure required to deliver on this commitment.

The is part of a $5 billion plan to ensure every Victorian child has access to at least five hours of subsidised three-year-old kinder by 2022, progressively scaled up to 15 hours per week over the next decade.

This will be the largest social, economic and educational reform ever undertaken in early childhood learning in Victoria’s history.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

“We’re ensuring local families can access a great local kinder, close to home in this rapidly growing community.”

“This new Kalkallo Interim Kindergarten will give local kids the early childhood education opportunities they need to get a great start in life.”