This innovative project was established as a children’s hub in March 2006. The foundation of the Centre was created with funding made available from the Department of Human Services, Hobsons Bay City Council and the Laverton Community Centre & Neighbourhood House Incorporated.
The Laverton Community Centre & Neighbourhood House Incorporated is now known as the Laverton Community Integrated Services (LCIS). LCIS is the incorporated association which has three sub branches including the children’s centre. The children’s centre offers a variety of services for children and families in the community and strives to enhance early childhood education and quality care programs at all times.
The Laverton Community Children’s Centre has a team of committed early childhood educators who actively participate in professional development, enriching their professional skills and pedagogical knowledge in the field of early childhood education. The centre is committed to working with local families to achieve the best outcomes for all children. Staff and management welcome and value your contributions, ideas and suggestions.
We recognise that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times as the original custodians of this land.
We pay respect to the commitment and contribution to community of all Aboriginal and Torres Straitrait Islander people here with us.
We acknowledge the First People of this region: a network of diverse communities now known as the Kulin Nation. For tens of thousands of years, the Kulin cultivated the health of these grasslands and waterways, educating their children to care for Country.
We acknowledge that Laverton was founded without proper consultation, recognition or involvement of the Aboriginal people who lived here first.
We pay respect to the courage, wisdom and resilience of Elder’s, past and present, who negotiated new ways to live on this land.
We meet to consider our responsibility to work as equal partners for the health of future generations.