Goodstart Evanston Park celebrates 10 years!
Goodstart Evanston Park
will celebrate its 10 year anniversary this month and is inviting families
past and present to join them for a special afternoon tea celebration.
Since first opening its doors in March 2007, the centre has provided high quality early learning and care to more than a thousand children, with 800 children enrolled in the last six years alone.
Centre director said Mardi Miles, who has worked in the early childhood sector for 28 years, said early learning provides a vital stepping stone to success in school and to a child’s future.
“It is in the first five years of a child’s life where the skills and resilience they learn will greatly influence the rest of their lives,” Mardi said.
“We know from current early years’ research, children learn best through play-based learning. Studies also show early learning programs delivered by qualified educators make a big difference to children’s outcomes.
“In the right environment, under the guidance of passionate and qualified educators, children will learn valuable skills to help them have a confident and successful start to school.
“In our centre we have two dedicated early childhood teachers and we provide a fantastic kindergarten program for our children with a range of extra curricula activities on offer such as taekwondo, dance and tri-skills, as well as regular excursions into the community,” she said.
Goodstart Evanston Park pride themselves on their professional, warm and stimulating environment, and on their close relationships with families that have been nurtured over many years. Sustainability is a strong focus with children happily tending to the centre’s very own veggie patch where they help to grow food to enjoy as part of their healthy lunches.
“Our team is so grateful to our many wonderful families and to local organisations, schools and community groups who have all been part of our journey over the past 10 years," Mardi said.
“We have so much to celebrate and even more to look forward to in the coming years as we learn even more about innovative play-based learning experiences to provide children with the skills they will need for the emerging world.”