WA awards $1m in funding to boost
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WA Government awards grant funding to boost ECEC through Preschool Reform Agreement

by Freya Lucas

December 21, 2023

Grant funding of more than $1 million has been awarded to Western Australia’s Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector through the Preschool Reform Agreement (PRA).


The Supporting Children in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Western Australia’s (WA) grants program, administered and part funded by Child Australia, will benefit more than 5700 children across WA, including: 


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • Children living in regional, remote and very remote communities
  • Children experiencing significant disadvantage
  • Children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Children in the care of the CEO Department of Communities


The funding has been allocated to 16 organisations to boost quality and access to kindergarten programs State-wide, benefitting more than 5,700 children across WA. 


The PRA is a collaborative effort between the Australian Government and States and Territories aimed at strengthening preschool education and better supporting children as they prepare for their first year of school.


The grants program provides PRA funding of between $20,000 to $100,000 for registered Providers with a Service Approval that offer preschool programs in line with the objectives of the Preschool Reform Agreement.


The following organisations have been included in the funding: 


The Salvation Army Balga Early Learning Centre $48,000.00

Goodstart Early Learning Ltd $100,000.00

Ngala Children’s Services $95,845.00

YMCA WA $100,000.00

Wanslea $79,200.00 

Meerlinga Children and Community Services Incorporated $73,312.50

Collie Early Education Inc $57,000.00

Margaret River Community Centre for Children $8,000.00

Ewin Early Learning Centre $96,461.34

One Tree Community Services $100,000.00

Forrestdale Community Kindergarten $13,000.00

Wirrabirra Child Care Centre $25,666.75

Brockman House Inc $20,000.00

Sudbury House Early Learning Centre $52,800.00

Jalygurr Guwan Aboriginal Corporation $80,000.00

Elite Family Daycare $100,000.00


Preschool in Western Australia, most commonly known as kindergarten, provides an invaluable foundation to children in the year prior to full-time school.


For more information, visit https://www.childaustralia.org.au/ececgrants

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