Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre open day, high tea at Dudley Street

GROWTH: Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon congratulates Cessnock Multi-Purpose Children's Centre director Joanne Calabretta on the centre's successful Stronger Communities Program application earlier in 2016.

GROWTH: Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon congratulates Cessnock Multi-Purpose Children's Centre director Joanne Calabretta on the centre's successful Stronger Communities Program application earlier in 2016.

Cessnock Multipurpose Children’s Centre will hold an open day at its Dudley Street centre on Saturday, October 22.

The open day will celebrate the completion of the centre’s new building.

Centre director Joanne Calabretta said the new building has enabled the centre to double its intake of children under the age of two, and provide out-of-school hours care within its own facility for the first time.

The centre was founded in 1958 and operated out of a single room at Cessnock PCYC before moving to Dudley Street in 1963.

It now has the capacity to cater to 90 pre-school-aged children and 50 school-aged children per day.

The open day will run from 10am to 2pm and all past and present families, children, staff and board members are welcome.

There will be a cake ceremony and children’s art pieces from all services will be up for auction.

A high tea will be held at 4pm, with the official unveiling of the CMPCC Honour Tree (recognising long-serving board members and staff).

To RSVP for the high tea, call the centre on 4990 2687.

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