Sunday, April 26, 2009

Liardet St Children's Centre

These are key elements to the proposal being put to the Council meeting on 27th April
  • to create an integrated children's centre in Liardet St
  • to address the demand for children's services including childcare and playgroups
  • to create 150 children's places made up as follows: 50 LFK places, 35 Albert Park College Childcare Centre places, and an additional 65 places (the make up of which would be decided by the steering committee)
  • for the council to assume committee of management status for the land over which LFK is currently the committee of management
  • the involvement of both LFK and APCCC in the creation, development and management of the new facility is assured
  • any future services on site to continue to be community managed
  • LFK can continue to manage its own service
  • $4.5 m is available from federal, state and local government

1 comment:

chitogr54 said...

This is truly a big leap forward in development as far as the city of Port Philip and Port Melbourne are concerned. 50 LFK places and 35 Childcare Centre places. These Childcare Centres will be a far cry from the daycare centres of old. I just read in this link- Daycare that the creative arts, including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing, are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. Hopefully your readers will read this and learn to appreciate childcare centres more.