Walsh has a good word

Campaspe News - - TRADE & SERVICES GUIDE -

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.

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