The Western Australian Government has announced the seven successful non-government organisations (NGO) to provide early childhood services through the $28.8 million Child and Parent Centres program.


Each of the NGOs will receive $285,000 a year to run the centres and fund programs and services.


“The centres are located on the sites of public primary schools - natural gathering places for families with young children.  It will be very easy for mums, dads and carers dropping off children to school to also get advice from health, education, child and family professionals at the same time,” State Minister for Education Peter Collier said.


“The NGOs have been selected because they are highly regarded and have a great deal of experience and expertise in providing specialist programs and advice for children and families.

“This collaborative approach is essential to get young children ready for the learning journey ahead of them.”


The announcement is part of the State Government’s investment of $28.8million over the next four years to develop the new Child and Parent Centres and provide grants to an additional 76 primary schools in low socioeconomic areas.