French-Australian Preschool Association

New buildings for the French-Australian Preschool

The French Australian Preschool has been an integral part of Canberra's multilingual community for more than 45 years, but now our future is in jeopardy.

The buildings we occupy are no longer compliant with standards in early childhood education and are in urgent need of renovation. As a not-for-profit organization we do not have sufficient funds to do this work alone.

The cost of the building work is $2.5 million. The Preschool is able to finance $1.5 million for the project, but we need to urgently raise $1 million in order to go ahead. As we are not eligible for any funds from government in the ACT or federally, we need the support of the community to survive.

We have a building permit which expires in June 2017.  Every donation will get us closer to renovating our buildings and securing our future.

Every little bit counts!

The costs of the project range from $1,000 for new bookshelves, to $150,000 for a new roof and $500,000 for walls, windows and doors.

The French-Australian Preschool is a not-for-profit child care center offering progressive immersion in French language and culture, with a unique program that covers both the French and Australian curricula, in the context of an Australian licensed and accredited Long Day Care Centre.

Over 3,000 families have benefited over the more than 40 years that the French Australian Preschool has been operating.  With the help of our community we hope to welcome thousands more families in the years ahead.

Contact Details

PO Box 3558

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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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