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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 844 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2019 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 15 August 2019

KINDILINK PROGRAM

844. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the KindiLink program.

(1) Will the minister provide a breakdown of funding allocated to deliver the KindiLink program in Western Australian schools for 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20?

(2) What is the expected funding allocation in 2020–21 and 2021–22?

(3) Are any other pre-kindergarten programs supported by the Department of Education; and, if yes, will the minister provide more detail on the programs offered?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The funding allocated to deliver KindiLink in Western Australian public schools was $2 909 934 in 2016–17, $2 814 369 in 2017–18, $2 694 024 in 2018–19 and $2 808 597 in 2019–20.

(2) The final allocations for 2020–21 and 2021–22 are yet to be set.

(3) Yes, they are the early childhood service and child and parent centres.