Regional Queensland early childhood education receives a boost
If you are planning on buying a house, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. This is even truer for those looking at rural property, with key aspects such as the proximity of amenities, public transport and the adequacy of infrastructure, likely to be important deciding factors.
Buying land in some regional Queensland areas may become more attractive with the government announcing improved child education services in rural regions across the state.
Eight communities in rural Queensland will benefit from improved education services, with the delivery of up to 220 additional kindergarten places.
The construction of three new kindergarten centres at Peak Crossing, Mitchell and Mareeba will boost services by 2013.
State education minister John-Paul Langbroek said quality kindergarten programs was just as important for regional communities as it was for those that lived in city areas.
He commented: "Research shows that children who participate in a quality early childhood education program are better prepared to start school.
"Each service will offer a kindergarten program for up to 22 children as well as other early childhood services tailored to the needs of each community."
Mr Langbroek said a rising demand in early childhood education in the regional communities had resulted in the increased services.