Education Minister Anne Tolley says the Government is investing $375,000 to help build a new early childhood education centre in Canterbury.
Kidsfirst Kindergartens will establish a new all-day education and care service at Diamond Harbour School in Banks Peninsula, with building work due to begin in 2012.
The new centre will replace the Governors Bay Preschool, which was closed after suffering severe damage in the September 2010 earthquake.
“I’m delighted that families with young children in Governors Bay, Diamond Harbour and Port Levy can now plan ahead knowing they will be able to access quality early childhood education,” says Mrs Tolley.
“This Government is committed to quality ECE, and with Budget 2011 funding of $1.4 billion, and an additional $550 million investment over the next four years in ECE, we are making sure that as many families as possible can access quality services where they are needed the most”.
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