Families in Caulfield North can now access high-quality early childhood services with the upgrade of Abeles Liberman Preschool thanks to a $300,000 investment by the Victorian Coalition Government.
Mr Southwick said the upgraded centre has increased its capacity to provide 16 additional four-year-old and three-year-old kindergarten places at any one time, a new outdoor play area and a community meeting space for local Caulfield North families.
“In the short term, not only has this centre provided more kindergarten places, it also brings many long-term benefits to local families, including giving children the best possible preparation for school.”
“We must recognise the importance of the valuable work early childhood teachers contribute, given 85% of our children’s intellectual skills and personality are cultivated by the age of five,” Mr Southwick said.
Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell welcomed the upgrade of the kindergarten.
“Upgrading children’s facilities is part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s plan to build a better Victoria by ensuring young children have a great start in life.
Ms Lovell congratulated Leibler Yavneh College for their contribution of $156,000 towards the preschool upgrade.
“The Coalition Government has invested $600,000 in the City of Glen Eira region through record investments in early childhood infrastructure,” Ms Lovell said.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is building a better Victoria, with $106 million in state and national partnership funding invested since December 2010 towards building and upgrading hundreds of services, including many in urban growth areas.”