Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

23 September 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

AEDC grants provide excellent start for our young children

The Hodgman Government is committed to improving early learning opportunities in Tasmania, because early learning influences the pathway to a job and a good quality of life.

The Child and Family Centre (CFC) in East Devonport have just won a grant from the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) for a project that aims to reduce vulnerability in communities, using the results from the latest AEDC data collection.

Their Tactical Tots for Blokes & Kids program will help build a closer and more positive relationship between fathers and toddlers. To support the program, the East Devonport CFC will purchase larger equipment to offer other community programs to older children.

Other successful recipients of grants (ranging from $2,000 to $30,000) through the AEDC project were:

  • Burnie Child and Family Centre
  • City of Hobart, Community Development
  • Franklin Primary School
  • Glenorchy City Council (with Berridale and Benjafield Day Care Centres)
  • Goodwood Primary School (with Goodwood Community Centre)
  • Holy Rosary Catholic School, Claremont
  • Lady Gowrie Tasmania Integrated Child & Family Centre, South Hobart
  • Oral Health Services Tasmania and The Child Health and Parenting Service
  • Ringarooma Primary School with Ringarooma Playgroup
  • St Brigid’s Catholic School, Wynyard
  • tagari lia Child and Family Centre, Bridgewater

More information on the grants is available from: https://www.education.tas.gov.au.

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