Hastings early childhood teachers awarded study scholarships

FOUR Port Macquarie early childhood educators have been awarded a Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship.

Chloe De Vries and Taylor Sky Young from Goodstart Early Learning, Julie Ann McGuire from Joey’s House Early Education Centre and Tania Flores from St Joseph’s Preschool and Long Day Care Centre were the worthy recipients.

The rural and remote early childhood teaching scholarships encouraged local diploma-qualified staff in early childhood education and care services to boost their qualifications.

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said it is a great opportunity for local educators to receive up to $10,000 in funding to help with the costs of upgrading their qualification to a four-year Bachelor degree.

“These scholarships are specifically for early childhood educators working in regional, rural and remote areas, outside of the big cities.

“We want our local educators to have the best qualifications, so I congratulate the 2017 scholars and strongly encourage local people to consider applying for this valuable assistance for their studies in 2018,” Mrs Williams said.

The next round of scholarships will be open in April 2017 for the 2018 academic year.

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