Cote Saint-Luc City Council was on hand for the grand opening of the newly constructed JPPS Childrens Centre (Centre de petite enfance, CPE) at the northern end of Westminster Avenue. The event was attended by community leaders, teachers, staff, parents, architects and Jack Vincelli, the builder of the new premises.
The Childrens Centre was located for many years at JPPS on Wavell and Rand. JPPS was built there in the late 50s during the early building boom in Cote Saint-Luc. This site was formerly the Jewish Peretz School until the merger with Jewish Peoples School on Van Horne in the mid 70s. The elementary school ran out of both sites until JPPS sold the Wavell building to Ecole Yavne five years ago. The Childrens Centre remained in the basement until last spring.
The new facilities are modern, bright and colourful – a wonderful learning environment. Congratulations to Randy Zuckor and her incredible staff of dedicated, motivated and inspiring educators.