Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    New centre to support young Collie families

    10/06/2016 10:30 AM
    • $2.2 million Child and Parent Centre officially opened
    • $48.7 million invested in the Child and Parent Centre initiative 

    Families with young children in Collie now have easier access to health and learning services to give their children the best start in life.


    Education Minister Peter Collier today officially opened the $2.2 million Child and Parent Centre - Collie Valley.


    "Family involvement in the free services provided by Child and Parent Centres is growing across Western Australia, and so it's fantastic families in Collie also have this opportunity," Mr Collier said.


    "Parents can get ideas for activities to help their children learn, receive advice from a child health nurse and have their children referred to specialists for extra support."


    The purpose-built centre includes a fully equipped child health clinic room, consultants' rooms, a group activity room, kitchen facilities and an outdoor play area.


    The Minister said the Liberal National Government's initiative was delivering vital services to help parents in the early years of their children's lives, which was critical for development.


    "Child and Parent Centres are supporting parents to help their children be as ready as possible for school in locations that have the greatest need," he said.


    The Child and Parent Centre - Collie Valley is operated by Investing in our Youth, in partnership with Wilson Park Primary School, an Independent Public School.


    Fact File

    • There are 21 centres in WA which cost $48.7 million
    • The departments of Education; Health; Local Government and Communities; and the Department for Child Protection and Family Support are working 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


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