THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES $35000 BOOST FOR LISMORE ELECTORATE PRESCHOOLS

THOMAS GEORGE WELCOMES $35000 BOOST FOR LISMORE ELECTORATE PRESCHOOLS

1 September 2011

Additional funding to bolster the work of small preschools in the Lismore Electorate has been welcomed by the Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George

Mr George said the NSW Government is providing grants of $5000 to:

for books and other educational resources for children.

“The benefits of early childhood learning experiences for a child’s education, health and development at school and into adult life are beyond question,” Mr George said.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to every child having access to preschool programs.

“Often it is small preschools serving disadvantaged communities that can make a big difference.

“These $5000 grants for educational materials will help small preschools across the State which are highly valued by children and families from Aboriginal backgrounds and on low incomes.

“I welcome the boost the grants will bring to these children’s longer term learning and life outcomes.”

“Preschool programs stimulate children's thinking, communicating, investigating, exploring and problem-solving skills,” Mr George said.

“Through play and learning they help children form positive relationships with other children and develop self esteem.

“Early childhood education significantly improves outcomes for disadvantaged children by providing them with a chance to start school on a more equal footing with all children in NSW

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577