$100,000 boost for best start possible

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The Central Goldfields Best Start Program has been given a $100,000 boost from the State Government.

The funding was announced by Federal Member for Ripon, Joe Helper as part of the Victorian Government’s $2.5 million supplement for the state’s early childhood services.

Made up of early childhood education services from around the Central Goldfields Shire, the Best Start program is designed to give children between the ages of zero and eight years the best services possible in the way of health, development, learning and wellbeing of children. The Central Goldfields Best Start program is one of 30 operating across the state. Central Goldfields Best Start executive chairperson and Maryborough Education Centre’s junior years principal, Rodger Brown said the $100,000 would fund the local Best Start project’s ongoing priorities, including dental and oral health, school attendance, supporting young mothers and physical activity among young children, as well as exploring local speech pathology options.

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