Community Engagement

Community is at the very heart of what Moreland Community Child Care Centres Inc. (MCCCC) do and how we do it.

We believe that through interaction and engagement with their community:

  • children develop a sense of belonging and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active civic participation;
  • children respond to diversity with respect;
  • children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment;
  • children become aware of fairness.

Building Community Connections

Our ‘Building Community Connections’ excursions are designed to foster children’s connection and appreciation of their neighbourhood. The Community Connections excursions allow the children to participate in activities such as:

  • Visiting a fresh fruit store to buy fruit and/or vegetables;
  • Having lunch in a local park;
  • Purchasing items from local shops;
  • Visiting MCCCC families’ workplaces or homes;
  • Visiting the local library or post office;
  • Joining in with an activity at a local school.

Participation at these local excursions occurs during operating hours and parents are most welcome to attend.

Intergenerational Program

We encourage our staff to view seniors as true partners and contributors to our program, not just passive program participants.

The value of an intergenerational program is linked to the quantity and quality of interactions between the children and older adults. 

We believe that children’s interactions with older adults are filled with opportunities for promoting positive feelings about the ageing process as well as expanding their understanding about their social world.

Regular visits to a local aged care facility is just one example of how our children engage with older residents living in the community.

There are also numerous benefits for the adults: a sense of being valued, a sense of connection and social interaction, as well as being able to simply enjoy the exuberance and excitement of the children when they visit.

Wurundjeri

There exist a number of important Aboriginal sites in Moreland that continue to be places of significance to Aboriginal people. MCCCC is proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which our three centres reside.

For more information about Moreland’s indigenous history, click here to visit Moreland City Council’s website.

four centres, one community

Our Happy Families

Both of my daughters have attended Mitchell Street and loved it there. When my second daughter started, the family grouping allowed my older daughter to be with her as she was adjusting to the new space. It was good peace of mind to know that they had each other during the day whilst I was working.

Michelle, Tinning Street

News & Events

MCCCC sleeps at the G

It was that time of year again when an enthusiastic group of MCCCC educators participated in Melbourne City Mission’s Sleep at the G. Sleep at the G is now in its seventh year and raises much needed funds for Melbourne City Mission, who support more than 5,000 people experiencing…

Sustainability at CERES

On Tuesday 26 March 2019, MCCCC hosted a sustainability information session at CERES. Over platters of delicious finger food provided by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, attendees heard speakers from CERES, Moreland Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL) and Scienceworks. Topics included…

MCCCC childcare vacancies

MCCCC has a number of vacancies at its Dunstan Reserve centre (Everett Street, Brunswick West) in the three to four-year-old age group. MCCCC offers an integrated kindergarten program delivered by fully qualified kindergarten teachers. School-readiness is a major focus of the kinder…

The Moreland SCCCCoop Issue 3

Welcome to the third issue of our new E-NewsletterThe Moreland SCCCCoop! I say it every year around November, but honestly, where has the year gone?! I know many of our families feel the same way. Christmas festivities are only around the corner and before we know it some of our…