The Australian Government will fund the establishment of 4 new early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in remote communities in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland.
The sites will receive funding under the $29.9 million expansion of the government’s Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) restricted program.
The new services will be run by these First Nations-led organisations in the following locations:
- Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, Alice Springs, NT
- Central Desert Regional Council, Ti Tree, NT
- Bundiyarra Aboriginal Community Corporation, Geraldton, WA
- Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council, Kowanyama, QLD.
In April, we announced 4 other new sites in those same states and NT.
The 8 sites will provide ECEC services to more than 300 children per year.
SNAICC, the National Voice for Our Children, will be the Community Partner for the sites. The organisation will support the establishment of the services and ongoing provision of community-led and culturally safe ECEC.