23 Aug 2016

Early Childhood educators welcome more special needs funding

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:20 pm on 23 August 2016

Early childhood centres say increased funding on under 5's with special needs will make a huge difference, as many centres currently have to turn those kids away as they don't have the resources to help them.

Cabinet papers show the government wants to greatly increase its spending on under-5s with special needs, at the expense of spending on school-aged children.

The early Childhood council, which represents independently owned centres, made written and oral submissions the Education and Science Select Committee's 'Inquiry into the identification and support for students with the significant challenges of dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism spectrum disorders in primary and secondary schools...  in which it urged the governement to urgenty provide more funding for early childhood centres.  

Peter Reynolds is the ECC's Chief Executive

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Photo: 123rf

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