The Victorian Government is committed to providing high quality early learning facilities to give every child the best start in life.
Between 2014 and 2018, the government invested a record $123.6 million to build, expand and improve kinders across Victoria. Most of this funding has been allocated to local councils and other service providers through our Children's Facilities Capital Program.
The program has provided:
Applications are now closed for the 2018-19 grants round.
This investment is helping create more than an estimated 8,250 additional three-and four-year-old kindergarten places across the state. Nearly half of these places are in high-growth areas, ensuring that families in Melbourne's newest and flourishing communities have access to a local kindergarten service.
It is also modernising early learning facilities, and bringing new health and community services to rural and regional Victoria.
New integrated children's centres will offer parents and families a one-stop shop for early childhood education, as well as maternal, child health, playgroup and other community services.
Early childhood facilities are also being co-located at government primary schools, allowing them to share resources and making the transition from kindergarten to school easier for children.
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