More educational opportunities for toddlers
Funding boost for early education for disadvantaged families.
Toddlers from disadvantaged backgrounds in Devon are to receive free early education opportunities thanks to a cash boost from Devon County Council.
The Government has announced plans to extend early education funding over the next three years to include disadvantaged families with two-year-olds.
The county council has currently secured additional funding for 2012-13 to allow for 643 places to be made available.
Devon’s programme, 2gether, works by referring families who may be eligible for a place to their local Children’s Centre, who will help complete an application with parents and find the appropriate childcare as well as offer additional family support.
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Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s cabinet member for Children, Health and Wellbeing, said: “This additional funding for some of our most vulnerable families in Devon could have a significant impact on the life chances of these young children.”
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