Goodstart Carina celebrates re-opening one year on
One year on from their major indoor refurbishment at Goodstart Carina
, the centre is celebrating with a family fun day and balloon launch with local MP, Steve Minnikin.
The celebrations will take place on Thursday 20 July, with children’s activities from 3pm to 4pm, and the official balloon launch and cake cutting from 4pm to 5pm. It will be a double celebration as Goodstart will also celebrate the service being open for the past 25 years.
Centre director Tiffany Thorpe said the birthday event was a great opportunity to celebrate the importance of early learning and of Goodstart’s commitment to their local community.
“We are so proud of the role we have played in educating and caring for children and supporting families in the community over the years,” Ms Thorpe said.
“Every day our team of dedicated educators come to work with their hearts on their sleeves and provide children with quality early learning experiences that will benefit them throughout their schooling and later life.
“It’s an important and wonderful privilege to be involved in helping to shape young minds and inspiring a love for learning that will flow through the rest of their lives.”
Goodstart Carina has invited their families to their celebrations and is also opening their doors to the wider community. Families who are interested in coming along to meet with educators and tour the facilities are encouraged to attend.
On the day, children will have the chance to make their own stuffed Australian animal 'Stufflers' toy to take home with them ($5 to purchase). The centre will also be fundraising for the SIDS for Kids charity with a gold coin donation and merchandise.
Ms Thorpe said children had benefited greatly from the renovations in 2016 and continue to enjoy their new learning spaces.
“We have definitely seen children’s engagement levels increase as a result of the significant changes we made to our indoor learning environments,” she said.
“Children have become more confident in exploring the different learning areas we have set up and it’s also been interesting to observe the way they are social interacting with their peers and their educators as they become more self-assured.”