Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos, today joined Kingston City Mayor, Geoff Gledhill and Tim Richardson, Member for Mordialloc, to open the Edithvale Family and Children’s Centre.
The opening of the $6.5 million centre, located close to the Edithvale Recreational Reserve’s junior sporting facilities, creates a family and children focused service precinct.
The centre offers local families 110 new four-year-old kindergarten places, 110 new three-year-old kindergarten places, a Maternal and Child Health Service, Early Childhood Intervention Services and long day care.
The project will ensure local children’s services have the space and flexibility they need to deliver 15 hours of kindergarten alongside a range of other vital early years programs.
The Andrews Labor Government continues to call on the Federal Government to provide ongoing funding for 15 hours of kindergarten, and end the uncertainty affecting kindergartens and communities across the state.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos
“This fantastic new centre gives hundreds of Edithvale families access to quality children’s services close to home.”
“15 hours of kindergarten makes a real difference to how children develop and grow, and to how they fare at school.”
“I urge the Abbott Government to provide funding certainty to Victorian families, and ensure our kids can continue to access 15 hours of kindergarten beyond this year.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc, Tim Richardson
“Mordialloc families really value their early childhood services and I’m pleased to be here at the opening of the terrific new Family and Children’s Centre in Edithvale.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020