Walsh has a good word
AN ELECTED Liberal Nationals state government has promised to target early language and literacy programs to communities where young children are at risk of falling behind their peers.
Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh announced Campaspe Shire is one of 20 across the state eligible for the $16 million grants program, which will fund community-driven early learning programs designed to prepare children for school.
“These grants will help boost our children’s literacy skills and get them up to speed sooner,” Mr Walsh said.
“If elected, we’ll help give our children in Campaspe the best start in life and give our communities a leading role in shaping the future by funding local ideas to improve early language and literacy.”
To be successful, eligible community-based programs must show an increase in positive literacy outcomes, improvements in school engagement and greater resilience in children.