Wycheproof Early Learning Centre ready for new year with Government support
The Wycheproof Early Learning Centre, built using funds from the Federal Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Drought Communities Programme – Extension ($500,000), the Victorian School Building Authority ($700,000) and the local Parents Group ($20,000), is ready to open its doors.
The $1.22 million project will house childcare and kindergarten programs, and has space for a playground as well maternal and child health facilities.
The addition of the Early Learning Centre compliments the Wycheproof P-12 College, giving the town a precinct that can take its children “on a long and rewarding educational journey”.
Welcomed by the local community, the facility has 12 long day care places and 22 kindergarten positions.
“The project has long been held as a top priority for the Wycheproof community,” Mayor Daryl Warren said, praising the “one stop shop” design which addresses the lack of childcare facilities in the town, which he said prevented many community members from returning to work.
“It is a wonderful result for all families and an important investment in the future of the town and the area,” he added.
It is anticipated that day care will commence on 1 February 2021 with kindergarten to begin the following day.
For more information about Wycheproof Early Learning Centre, please see here.