King Street kindergarten poses for a photo with some local dogs, who visited the kindergarten in the 1990s.
The photograph below shows a street march to support kindy and represents some of the turbulent times that kindergarten has been through.
The 1980s saw a raft of changes to the kindergarten structure. In 1991 there was the Early Childhood Funding Review and in 1997 the “Day of Mourning” took place around the country, over the introduction of bulk funding.
Throughout our more than 100 year history, our Association has been faced with social and political changes that have hit right at the heart of our work. Our ability to be flexible, adapt and continue to serve the communities that make our Association strong, is what has kept us going for more than 100 years.
“It is important that all those involved in kindergarten – teachers, parents, committees and the Association are vigilant in remaining aware of political and societal influences on policy in Early Childhood. What is needed is a continuing appraisal of the importance of parenting, and sustained efforts for the appropriate care and education of children in a changing society.” – Carol Eggleston, K4 Senior Teacher, 1994 Annual Report.
King Street kaiako walk the streets with their banner, advocating for more fairness and parity in early childhood education.
Two friends at King Street kindergarten smile for the camera, date unknown.