CECS given $3.7m to build community pre-school
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Cowra Early Childhood Services given $3.7m to build community pre-school

by Freya Lucas

March 04, 2024

Cowra Early Childhood Services (CECS) has been awarded $3.7 million in State Government funding to build a new 60-place community pre-school, member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced.


Delivered through the Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program, the new preschool has been “a long time coming” Ms Cooke said. 


“I’m just so thrilled that all our hard work in advocating for this vital project has finally paid off, and that families in Cowra will soon have access to more preschool places in this community,” she said.


“I’d like to congratulate CECS General Manager Libby Ewing-Jarvie and the entire team, who do such an amazing job each and every day.”


The new facility will create additional preschool places, which will then also open up places at CECS for families looking for long day-care.


“It’s all about providing parents and families with more places in an area of high need, and the new preschool will help ensure families have the chance to utilise both preschool and day-care opportunities here in Cowra,” Ms Cooke said.


“As the local member, ensuring we have access to these services is just so vital. It goes far beyond bricks and mortar; funding like this will literally change the lives of families and improve outcomes for our young ones, for generations to come,” Ms Cooke said. 

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