WCD Childcare Services hosted midterm Halloween camps for children attending the After Schools in the Athlone and Mullingar area with over 50 children attending.
The camps activities provided plenty of entertainment in the form of fun and games and gave the children the opportunity to participate in Halloween themed activities which included pumpkin carving, mask making, trick or treat bags as well as baking which include spooky décor, other arts and crafts along with outdoor sports activities.
WCD is committed to providing a quality Childcare Services, and the After School services encourages the positive growth and development of children, by providing opportunities to explore and learn, in a safe and secure environment. We also operate pre-school services in Brawny and Lissywoollen in Athlone. The Pre-School service ensures that all children receive quality education that is appropriate to their age, under the Early Childhood Curriculum framework, ‘Aistear & Siolta’, while also promoting parental partnership to encourage children to reach their full potential.
Our Childcare Services are funded through Department of Children and Youth Affairs, under the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE), better known as the free preschool year, and the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCSS), along with funding from the Department of Social Protection and the Local and Community Development Programme and supported through Westmeath County Childcare Committee.