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Investment in Early Learning Centres around Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government is investing $15.5 million over four years ($21 million over six years) to build six new Child and Family Learning Centres (CFLC), co-located on school sites, in the communities of Sorell, Kingborough, Glenorchy, East Tamar, West Ulverstone and Waratah‑Wynyard.

The CFLCs are early learning hubs that are core to the realisation for the vision of Tasmania’s Strategy for Children – Pregnancy to Eight Years 2018-2021 to strengthen the seamless provision of programs and services for children and their families in these six communities, with a focus on quality, equity and partnerships.

They will provide access to services for families with young children including health support and outreach, early childhood education and care facilities through partnerships with the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

Sorell, Waratah-Wynyard and East Tamar will be the first three centres to be built, with four being operational by 2024.

$500,000 has been allocated in the 2019-20 Budget to start the construction process.

Based on the success of the 12 existing Child and Family Centres across the state, CFLCs provide a critical service to their communities; bringing learning, play, social and child health services together.

Community engagement will take place before, during and after construction to ensure each centre meets the ongoing needs of its community.

These centres will help us deliver on the vision of Tasmania’s Strategy for Children – Pregnancy to Eight Years 2018-2021.