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Labor promises $500 million to fund early learning for all 3-year-olds

NSW Labor has promised to extend early childhood education funding to every three-year-old as part of its “historic” $500 million funding package if it wins the state election.

Opposition leader Michael Daley on Monday said Labor, together with their federal counterparts, would spend $500 million over four years to “make sure children get the best start in life”.

“A good education before children start kindergarten is absolutely vital, it can catapult them into a better life,” he said at a Pendle Hill pre-school in the marginal Liberals-held seat of Seven Hills, home to many young families.

Labor’s early childhood education spokeswoman Kate Washington said Labor would double the funding for three-year-olds in community preschools and extend the funding to three-year-olds in long day care centres.

Read the rest in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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