Funding for community preschools announced

Funding for community preschools announced
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Families across the Hilltops region needing childcare are set to benefit from a year of free preschool after the NSW Government announced $120 million in funding for 2021.

The funding will help more than 44,000 three to five year olds who attend community preschool.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the free preschool program has been supporting families since the beginning of the pandemic and was providing certainty for parents into the future. “Since the initial announcement of our COVID-19 response, the free preschool program has saved countless services and jobs while keeping our children learning during their most important years.”

“This funding will assist families to get on with working and support them to divert family income into other essentials. Families will have certainty moving into 2021, knowing that regardless of their financial situation their child will be able to continue with their preschool education,” said Ms Cooke.

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