Labor will support early learning in Franklin - Media Release


A Shorten Labor Government will nurture children’s imaginative play and social connections for parents through a commitment of $2,000 to improve and expand playgroups resources at Franklin Park and Play.

The Franklin Park and Play is run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and Franklin Early Childhood School, providing access to early learning for parents and children in Gungahlin.

Labor’s $2,000 commitment would help update and expand resources – with a particular focus on craft, toys and equipment – for the more than 400 local families that access the service each year.

Playgroups are a valuable community resource particularly for families unable to afford to provide toys and educational aids for their children.

Playgroups encourage play-based learning and social development in babies and young children; and help facilitate friendships and peer support for their parents and carers.

Members of playgroups at the Franklin Park and Play can make friends in a welcoming, safe environment and give their children access to a range of educational toys, age appropriate activities and developmental experiences at low or no cost.

This funding for playgroups at the Franklin Park and Play from Federal Labor is a long overdue recognition of their importance for the local community.

Labor is committed to doing more to promote early childhood development and has announced the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia with the $1.75 billion National Preschool and Kindy Program.

Labor’s plan will see around 700,000 three and four-year-olds access preschool and kindy every year. This will also help parents balance work and family and help reduce the child care bill for families with children already in early education.

This election is a choice between better funded early childhood education opportunities under Labor or more cuts and chaos under the Liberals.

Only Labor has a plan for the fair go for all Australians.

End the chaos.  Vote for change.  Vote for Labor.


Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra.

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