MEDIA RELEASE - VALUING EARLY EDUCATION IN GREENWAY - 10 AUGUST 2018

Early Education Matters Week 2018 runs from 5-12 August.
 
Early Education Matters week is an opportunity to reflect on the importance and benefits of early education for our youngest minds here in Greenway.

Federal Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland visited local schools and early learning centres this week and saw the first-hand the wonderful work of local students and staff:

  • At Uniting Grantham Heights Early Learning in Seven Hills this week, Michelle spoke to local educators about the importance of early learning for local families.
  • Michelle visited St Bernadette’s in Lalor Park and had an engaging Q&A with students about democracy and government.
  • She also visited Vardys Road Public School in Kings Langley and Riverbank Public School in The Ponds to speak with Year 6 students about their recent excursions to Parliament House and Canberra.
  • At Dennis Johnson Library in Stanhope Gardens, Michelle joined in Baby Rhyme Time, an interactive early literacy program, with her 19 month old daughter Aurelia!

High quality learning and development experiences are critical to children’s cognitive and non-cognitive development. Early learning skills can give children the best start for primary school, high school and beyond.

“Early Learning Matters Week highlights the incredible support, care and value provided by our early childhood educators, and why it is so important that all local families can access early education,” Michelle Rowland MP said. 

“It was great to visit some of our local education centres and schools this week to show appreciation for the wonderful work being done by both students and educators.

“As always, it was a pleasure to visit our local schools and education centres, including my old school St Bernadette's Lalor Park, to speak with both students and educators.

“I am passionate about ensuring local kids in Greenway get the best start in life. That’s why I’m fighting for the full Gonski education funding reforms and greater investment in early childhood education,” Ms Rowland said.