Kindy opens its doors to com­mu­nity to ex­plore

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE EDUCATION -

NUTURE, play and grow.

Three key el­e­ments un­der­pin­ning what Caloun­dra Com­mu­nity Kinder­garten is all about.

Caloun­dra Com­mu­nity Kinder­garten vice pres­i­dent Kel­lie Morris at­tended the kindy her­self in 1986 and now her two daugh­ters have also at­tended with her youngest Ed­die cur­rently at the kindy this year.

“It’s got a re­ally warm feel­ing. The teach­ers have al­ways been fab­u­lous. There’s a beau­ti­ful out­door area and we even have chick­ens with a hatch­ing pro­gram. Kids are so happy to be here and there’s al­ways a va­ri­ety of things to do,” she said.

Fam­i­lies are wel­come to come along, have a play and ask ques­tions and learn about the com­mu­nity kinder­garten.

Caloun­dra Com­mu­nity Kinder­garten red group ed­u­ca­tor and in­clu­sion sup­port Tobi Ro­mag­noli said each year the kindy opens its doors to lo­cal high school stu­dents study­ing child care and com­plet­ing work ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Some walk through the doors and rem­i­nisce about the time they were here as kindy chil­dren. The most com­mon phrase we hear is ‘so much is still the same ex­cept it looks a lot smaller than when I was four’.”

The kindy has po­si­tions for 47 chil­dren each year with some on the wait­ing list as young as one week old.

The open day is Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, at 9.30am. The wait­ing list for 2019-2023 is now open and can be com­pleted on the day or on­line at www.caloun­


NEXT GENERATIOI­N: Kel­lie Morris and son Ed­die Morris with Glenda Smith and Kylie Doolan and daugh­ter Is­abel Doolan are look­ing for­ward to the open day.

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