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Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell and Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis are pictured with Gummyaney Aboriginal Pre-School students. Image: Contributed.

Grant to improve preschool’s facilities

The NSW Government has awarded a $78,000 ‘Start Strong’ grant to the Gummyaney Aboriginal Pre-School to build an outdoor bathroom.

Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell and Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis made the announcement at the preschool on Tuesday February 12.

Mr Gulaptis said: “This upgrade means more children in Grafton will have access to a quality early childhood education.

“Research shows that a child’s brain is most formative in the first five years of their life, which means enrolling a child in an early childhood is crucial for them to develop those vital skills that will prepare them for formal schooling.

“We know children love being outdoors playing and learning and these new bathroom facilities will see an easily accessible facility close by for them to use.”

For more information on the Start Strong program, visit the Department of Education website.

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