More Moorabool children are enjoying a kindergarten at Young St Preschool Bacchus Marsh, thanks to an extension and upgrade.
Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell, together with Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay, today officially opened the preschool's new playroom, which has created space for an additional 27 children.
The Victorian Government contributed $200,000 to the project, and kindergarten manager, Early Childhood Management Services, provided a further $10,000.
"The Victorian Government is pleased to have contributed $200,000 to the Young St Preschool extension," Ms Lovell said.
"This new playroom has provided much-needed extra space and enabled Young St Preschool to increase its enrolments and provide vital early years education to 115 children.
"This is great news for Bacchus Marsh families whose children will be able to continue to access quality early childhood education in brand-new, purpose-built facilities," Ms Lovell said.
Ms Lovell said the extension was a great example of why the Coalition Government allocated more than $80 million to early childhood infrastructure in its first 18 months.
"The $36 million in capital grants round I announced in June, will mean many more kindergartens can extend and modernise their buildings, like Young St Preschool," Ms Lovell said.
Mr Ramsay said the Coalition Government was committed to local families.
"We're serious about providing families in the Bacchus Marsh, Moorabool and wider Grampians area with access to the very best kindergartens and we are building on this commitment by continuing to provide capital grants to early learning centres across the state."