Monash Council welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement it will continue to fund 15 hours of kindergarten education each week for four year olds through to 2019.
This funding commitment allows Council to plan ahead for 2019 with more certainty. We will continue to advocate for the State and Federal Governments to work together to develop a longer-term funding solution so that high-quality early childhood education continues to be delivered.
High quality education has benefits for the whole community and lifelong learning and is linked with improved health outcomes and higher levels of employment and financial security.
The funding for four-year-old kindergarten is also important to ensure families are not disadvantaged financially in accessing high-quality early childhood education.
More information here. MAV Media Release - 15 Hours Kindergarten Funding (pdf, 164KB)