State fund­ing for Cooinda

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State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing will aim to help Stawell chil­dren of all abil­i­ties find learn­ing and play­ing eas­ier while at kinder­garten.

La­bor Mem­ber for West­ern Vic­to­ria Jaala Pul­ford said Stawell’s Cooinda Kinder­garten would re­ceive $147,200 from the lat­est round of an In­clu­sive Kinder­gartens Fa­cil­i­ties Pro­gram.

The pro­gram helps kinder­gartens be­come more ac­ces­si­ble and in­clu­sive for chil­dren of all abil­i­ties by up­grad­ing their build­ings or play­grounds or buy­ing items such as ad­justable desks and chairs, move­able wheel­chair ramps and soft pad­ding for out­door ar­eas.

Ms Pul­ford said Cooinda Kinder­garten would use its fund­ing to cre­ate a sen­sory gar­den and play­ground.

“We’re im­prov­ing kinder­garten in­fra­struc­ture in places like Stawell so that kids of all abil­i­ties can make the most out of their time at kinder,” she said.

“Cooinda Kinder­garten has put for­ward ex­cit­ing plans that will also in­clude an out­door cov­ered area over­look­ing the front gar­den. I think the kids will love it.”

The pro­gram will ben­e­fit 42 kinder­gartens across Vic­to­ria.

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