$1 million for kindergarten kids

By James Bennett

More than $1.1 million will be spread across Greater Shepparton to help boost programs and additional resources for kindergarten children.

As part of the Victorian Government's School Readiness Funding, about 33 services will receive a share of the money.

It can be used on programs that will improve children’s language development and social and emotional resilience, and support access and inclusion in kindergarten.

Kindergarten services will be able to tap into the expertise of speech and occupational therapists, language and literacy professionals and child psychologists.

“We know the impact that a quality early learning program can have on a child’s future, which is why we’re giving more kindergarten services extra funding to support Victorian children,” Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said.

“School Readiness Funding will provide kindergartens in Greater Shepparton access to things that will truly make a difference to children's lives.”