In celebration of Early Learning Matters Week falling between 26 to 30 July, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP visited Green Eggs Early Childhood Centre in Mansfield and Mother Duck Manly Child Care Centre to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of early learning.
Visiting both centres kindergarten classes, Mr Vasta donated the ‘If I Was Prime Minister’ book written by Beck Feiner and Rob Feiner and read it to the children.
“I have so many wonderful childcare centres in Bonner and I always feel welcome by the staff and the children. These centres are building the foundation for children’s wellbeing and achievement throughout their lives,” said Mr Vasta.
“As a father, we want to make sure our children are in the best hands and reaching their full potential. This Early Learning Matters Week, I want to thank our early childhood educators in Bonner for the high-quality early education and care they provide.”
“It was heart-warming to see the children at Green Eggs Early Childhood Centre and Mother Duck Manly Child Care thrive in a space that is inclusive and supports them to be confident and enthusiastic learners.
“This year, the Morrison Government invested a further $1.7 billion in childcare to increaseits affordability and give more parents the choice to take on extra work.
Mother Duck Child Care and Preschool Nominated Supervisor, Kate Crossan said, “Early Learning Matters Week matters to me and my work in the sector as we are playing a part in nurturing the futures of the children in our community and equipping them with the skills they need.
“Children need strong role models, both at home and in their daily environments. It is vital as educators we are guiding them on the value of early education right from the very start.”
Mr Vasta said childhood educators continue to make a real difference to the lives of our children and their families.
“I encourage parents, families and communities across Bonner to thank their childhood educators this week.”