Increasing Early Childhood Services for Koroit Families
Published on 22 July 2020
Families in Koroit and surrounds are set to benefit from improvement works at Jacaranda House, including the integration of maternal and child health services, the immunisation program and supported playgroup.
Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade said the $75k project is part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improving early childhood facilities in its communities.
“The expansion and upgrades to Jacaranda House will make a significant difference to the lives of parents and families living in the Koroit region,” Cr Meade said.
“Council’s investment in this project is aimed at helping to provide local families with the care and support they need, and give their children the best start in life.”
The finished building will feature a large waiting room and space for supported playgroup, maternal and child health room, a dedicated immunisation room, offices and private consultation rooms.
“Maternal and child health services and an immunisation program will be incorporated into the new building, to provide local families with a one-stop-shop for early childhood and family services,” Cr Meade said.
“Council’s new Family Support Officer will be available to provide access to support, education and programs such as sleeping and settling care, for babies and young children.
“With the addition of these new facilities and services, along with the existing three and four year old kindergarten programs, after-kinder care and the medical centre, Jacaranda House will become an Early Years Hub, providing services for local residents and children from birth right through to pre-school.”
Children currently attending the kindergarten will continue to use the building during improvements works at Jacaranda House, which are now underway and expected to be completed by the end of October 2020.
“The impact of COVID-19 has been challenging for many families and Council is focused on supporting the needs of its communities,” Cr Meade said.
“Investing in the improvement of these facilities and services at is just one way Council can help build a better future for our kids and their families.”