The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board held an official opening of the new child care centre and five classroom addition at Millbrook/South Cavan Public School last month.
The new child care centre, operated by Compass Early Learning and Care, provides 49 new licensed child care spaces for the community, for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. With these new licensed child care spaces, children in Millbrook will have the opportunity to transition from child care into full-day Kindergarten at the same location. Compass also offers before and after-school care for Kindergarten-Grade 6 children at the school.
The school addition includes a new wing with five new classrooms to accommodate increased enrollment in the Millbrook/South Cavan community. The new classrooms include two Kindergarten, one primary and two junior rooms, all of which are bright, collaborative learning spaces, filled with new technology, furniture and learning materials that recognize different learning styles, and support student success. Smartboards, stand-up tables and desks, motion sensors for energy efficiency, and white boards instead of the traditional chalkboard, are all components of the modern learning environments created through the school addition.
“This official opening recognizes and celebrates the positive new opportunities available in the Millbrook/South Cavan community, both in terms of creating modern learning environments for students and supporting the overall success of this school community,” says Jennifer Leclerc, Interim Director of Education.
“We know that early years programming is critical to the future success of students, and we always look forward to welcoming child care programs into our schools where we can, together with our partners, support lifelong learning and success,” she adds.
The construction of the new child care and classroom spaces was funded by a $3.5 Million investment by the Ministry of Education. This project is part of the Ministry of Education’s capital priority program and commitment to creating 100,000 child care spaces for communities across the province. KG