Aldercourt Child and Family Centre offers a range of education and health services
Aldercourt Child and Family Centre will become Frankston North's newest integrated early learning centre, through the Frankston North Education Plan.
The centre is running the Our Place model, a one-stop-shop for the community, which aims to promote positive education outcomes for families and children. The Our Place model was developed through a partnership between the Department of Education and Training and the Colman Foundation.
The model offers parents and families access to a range of services from one location, including:
- funded 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten
- primary, secondary and adult education
- maternal and child health services
- health and wellbeing support
- training and job seeking services.
Aldercourt Child and Family Centre will provide innovative, flexible spaces that support modern teaching practices and a welcoming community area.
Principal of Aldercourt Primary School Kathie Arnold said the centre would invite parents and the wider community to share school resources.
'These new facilities and the partnership with Our Place will mean even more Frankston North families will have access to the facilities they need, when they need them,' she said.
The centre will provide a smooth transition from kindergarten to primary school by strengthening transition programs between Aldercourt Primary School and the onsite child and family centre.
A newly built welcoming space will integrate the centre with the primary school through a shared entrance, enabling a joint drop-off spot for parents.
Community Kinders Plus will run funded three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten to remove the financial burden facing some families.
Enrolments for Aldercourt Child and Family Centre are taken all year depending on vacancies.
Register your interest through the Frankston City Council website or speak with a children's services support officer on 03 9784 1862.
Find out more
To learn more about what is happening in the Frankston North Education Plan, visit the plan webpage.
To discover more about free kindergarten, visit the free kinder webpage.