Antonine Sisters Child Care Centre
In response to the needs of the Maronite Community in Melbourne, the Antonine Sisters Congregation in October of 1980 sent four Antonine Sisters. The Sisters established a childcare centre, which was funded by the Federal Government and the Community. The Centre was officially opened on November 16th, 1986 at 13 Barrow Street Coburg.
The Antonine Sisters Child Care Centre provides 50 places for
children from the ages of 6 months to 5 years.
With the exceptional environment and high quality care, the
centre provides a unique learning experience for young children.
The bilingual program (Arabic - English) and diversity of activities
permit each child to grow independently, acquiring strong
self-discipline and esteem behaviour.
It serves not only as a Child Care Centre BUT as an integral
pastoral and cultural component of the Lebanese Community in Melbourne.
The staff attempt to balance physical, social, emotional and cognitive experience in-group learning while recognising individual differences in development.