Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that more pre-schoolers in Penrith will have access to upgraded early childhood learning facilities thanks to the NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments program.
“Rainbow Cottage Children’s Centre and Western Sydney University (WSU) Early Learning will each receive a grant $10,000,” said Stuart Ayres.
Rainbow Cottage Children’s Centre will use the funding towards an outdoor playground while WSU Early Learning will install sunshade over their deck and install a new mud kitchen.
“I am thrilled that the little learners in these centres will benefit from these upgrades now and for years to come,” Stuart Ayres said.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said it is crucial to continue to invest in the State’s youngest learners.
“Research shows the cognitive, social and emotional benefits a quality early childhood education has on our children, so it is important that as a Government we continue to make these important investments,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Our future doctors, lawyers, farmers and teachers are being shaped in our preschools and long day care centres as we speak, so an investment in them really is an investment in our future.”