Muncipal councillors in Richmond Co. have approved a $10,000 grant for the Richmond County Early Childhood Education Association.
Brian Marchand, the county’s warden, said the money will be split between two centres- one at the school in Isle Madame and a location in St. Peter’s.
The county’s finance director said it will go towards materials and resources for children, specifically those with special needs.
He said education officials can only increase parent fees by one per cent per year, so municipal support was important.
After the meeting, Marchand told The Hawk it’s important to help the growth of their younger citizens.
“All children need to be supported, especially in the early development, the early phases,” he said. “Council (was) very supportive of that.”
Marchand said they’ve contributed $15,000 annually for the last few years.