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Work begins on $2.5 million early learning centre at Unity College
A six-month build has begun at Murray Bridge's Lutheran school.
After several years of planning, a sod-turning has marked the start of construction of a new $2.5 million early learning centre (ELC) at Unity College Murraylands.
The ELC, which is expected to take six months to build, will be on the corner of Ibis Road and Swanport Road at the north-west corner of the Unity College junior school campus.
The ELC will provide places for children aged from two to five years old and will allow families an uninterrupted education for their children from two to 18 years old.
The ELC will offer a kindergarten program from 8.30am to 3.30pm during weekdays, along with a long day care program from 7am to 6.30pm.
Kaye Mathwin-Cox, principal of Unity College Murraylands, said that the ELC will match families’ needs for flexibility as Murray Bridge continues to grow.
“With the college’s continuing growth, combined with increasing demand for early learning and long day care places and the projected population growth of Murray Bridge, the timing is right,” Ms Mathwin-Cox said.
“The ELC program will have a strong emphasis on providing a positive learning environment through play, inquiry and investigating.”
Stage 1 of the ELC will provide 38 places (for children two to five years), and Stage 2 will offer an additional 42 places (from birth to five years) for a total of 80 children.
Unity College is anticipating that the ELC will open in Term 2.
More information: unitycollege.sa.edu.au.
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