More inclusive measures for Victorian Kindergartens announced by Ingrid Stitt
The Victorian Government is making kindergartens more inclusive for children of all abilities, with upgrades to early childhood education centres and specialist equipment to help improve learning outcomes.
Funding for the inclusive measures will come through the second round of the Building Blocks Inclusion fund, which was announced earlier this week by Victoria’s Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt.
Kindergartens across the state are invited to apply for grants of up to $200,000 for building or playground upgrades that make them more inclusive of children of all needs. Grants of up to $10,000 are also available for specialist equipment like mobility chairs or sensory tools for kindergarten programs.
The Building Blocks Grants program supports early childhood providers with new and existing infrastructure and facilities for eligible three and four-year-old kindergarten services. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 invested $68.5 million for early childhood education infrastructure, with $12 million allocated to fund two rounds of the Building Blocks Inclusion grants stream.
To apply for the next round of the Building Blocks Inclusion grants stream funding, visit schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au