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    Jaala Pulford.

Money for Ararat, Horsham kinders

The State Government is providing a financial boost for kindergartens across the region to buy new equipment and learning kits to support children of all abilities.

Labor Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said six kindergartens in Ararat district and one in Horsham were among 184 successful applicants for new equipment.

The Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program equipment stream provides up to $10,000 for items that promote inclusiveness and diversity, including adjustable tables and chairs and sensory equipment such as padded mats and weighted cushions.

Kindergartens to benefit include: $9976 for Ararat North Kinder Care; $9996 for Carey Street Kindergarten, Ararat; $2200 for Goodstart Early Learning Horsham; $9996 for Jack and Jill Kindergarten, Ararat; $9996 for Lake Bolac and District Kindergarten; $9976 for St Andrews Kindergarten, Ararat; $9996 for Willaura and District Kindergarten.

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The roll-out will continue progressively across the state, with families in a further 15 regional municipalities to benefit in 2021.

Ms Pulford said the grants would make a big difference in ensuring children of all abilities attending kindergarten received the support they needed to thrive.

 “It’s fantastic to help kindergartens buy the equipment they need to provide welcoming and inclusive environments for all children,” she said. 

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