LCCC Bio

Laverton Community Children Centre was established in 2000 as a not-for-profit community organisation under Laverton Community Integrated Services. In 2006, the current building became a joint project between Department of Health and Human Services, Hobsons Bay City Council and Laverton Community Integrated Services to address community needs.

We are conveniently located directly across from the Laverton Train station, at the rear of the Laverton Community Hub. LCCC is open Monday – Friday 7.00am – 6.30pm.

LCCC delivers programs for babies from 6 weeks old through to school age children including;

  • Long Daycare
  • 3 Year old Kindergarden
  • 4 Year old Kindergarden
  • Alternative Care
  • School Holiday Programs

As part of our commitment to our local community we also offer facilities for other exceptional programs such as;

  • Accredited training by Laverton Community Education Centre (link to their site)
  • Toy library
  • Play Connect
  • Maternal Health Nurse
  • Smiles for Miles
  • Other specialist services.

LCCC prides itself on delivering high quality, educative programs for children and families. We work with families to provide educational opportunities for the children that are reflective and sensitive to our culturally diverse community.

At LCCC we maintain exceeding standards within the National Quality Standard (NQS). ACECQA sets a high national benchmark for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services in Australia.

The National Quality Framework (NQF) is the overarching learning curriculum that validates the methods used to enhance each individual child’s learning – our results speak for themselves!

Philosophy

 

NURTURE

CHILDREN-We create and maintain safe, healthy, inclusive environments that support children’s agency and enhance their learning

FAMILIES- We support families as children’s first and most important teacher and respect their right to make decisions about their children

TEAM-We acknowledge and support the diverse strengths and experiences of colleagues in order to build shared professional knowledge, understanding and skills

ENVIRONMENT-We promote the value of children’s contribution as citizens to the development of strong communities and the environment we live in

LEARN

CHILDREN-We provide a meaningful curriculum to enrich children’s learning, balancing child and educator initiated experiences and understand that play and leisure enhance children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

FAMILIES – We learn about, respect and respond to the uniqueness of each family, their circumstances, culture, family structure, customs, language, beliefs and kinship systems.

TEAM-We engage in critical reflection, ongoing professional learning and support research that builds on knowledge and that of the profession

ENVIRONMENT-We Learn about local community contexts and aspirations in order to create responsive programs to enhance children’s learning, development and wellbeing about our environment

GROW

CHILDREN-We value the relationship between children and their families and enhance these relationships through our practice

FAMILIES- We develop respectful relationships based on open communication with the aim of encouraging families’ engagement and to build a strong sense of belonging

TEAM- We build a spirit of collegiality and professionalism through collaborative relationships based on trust, respect and honesty.

ENVIRONMENT-We advocate for the development and implementation of sustainability practices and policies that promote the best interests of children and families and our environment

 

Laverton Community Children’s Centre is an inclusive centre that appreciates and respects all groups and cultures and incorporates learning and activities for children to grow in their knowledge of diversity.

Our Team

We respect our Early Childhood Educators as professionals that provide children with rich learning opportunities whilst embracing the richness and diversity that makes up the families and our community.

LCCC welcomes continuous improvement for both the Centre and the Early Childhood professionals within it. The team at LCCC has extensive experience and knowledge and we respect these qualities by providing ongoing professional learning that support current research and best practice methodologies.

Our team is representative of the diverse community we are located in. Cumulatively they speak more 15 Languages and come from 35 Countries across the globe.

We also actively support the childcare industry workforce through our collaboration with Laverton Community Education Centre which delivers Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care on-site. This unique partnership offers students opportunities for direct observations, workplace experiences and work placement opportunities

LCCC Manager

Donna Goetz (photo to come)

Donna is the centre Manager; she has worked in Children’s Services for over 20 years. Her experience includes roles as Management of Inclusion Support Services, Authorised Officer for the Department of Education and Training, Senior Regional Manager for a large Children’s service along with several other managerial roles.

She remains a passionate advocate for Children and their rights whilst supporting families and the community.

LCCC Assistant Manager

Maggie Moroney (photo to come)

BIO to come

Long Day Care Team – photo to come

Kindergarten Team – photo to come

Alternative Care Team – photo to come