Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Child and Parent Centre for Geraldton families

    26/10/2015 1:30 PM
     
    • Purpose-built Child and Parent Centre officially opened in Rangeway
    • State Government investing $48.7 million in the new centres

    Geraldton families with young children are now finding it easier to access health and early learning services, thanks to a new Child and Parent Centre.

     

    Education Minister Peter Collier today officially opened the $2.2 million centre at Rangeway Primary School.

     

    "We are helping families from across Geraldton ensure their children get a great start to life before starting formal school," Mr Collier said.

     

    "Parents can get ideas for learning activities, seek advice from a child health nurse, and have their children referred to specialists such as speech therapists."

     

    The State Government's Child and Parent Centre initiative aims to lift the overall achievement and wellbeing of young children in Western Australia.

     

    "This is one of 16 centres set up in areas of most need, to help children facing challenging circumstances to reach their full potential," the Minister said.

     

    A further five centres will start next year, bringing the total to 21 centres across the State, with nine in regional areas.

     

    The Child and Parent Centre - Rangeway is run by the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre in partnership with Rangeway Primary School.

     

    Fact File

    • The departments of Education; Health; and Local Government and Communities, and the Department for Child Protection and Family Support are working together with non-government organisations to deliver services at Child and Parent Centres
    • For more information, visit http://biggerpicture.education.wa.edu.au 

    Minister's office - 6552 6300