Blue skies and smiling tamariki are staples at Kidsfirst Trengrove as seen in this throwback pic.
The 1950s saw the last of the big epidemics that would often close kindergartens and disrupt the progress of early childhood education.
Polio was a direct threat to young children and New Zealand saw its last major polio outbreak in 1955-56.
The increased public awareness in sanitation and the creation of polio vaccinations would mean an end to similar outbreaks and kindergarten closures. At the time, this was yet another struggle kindy had to deal with. While technology has improved and moved on to help us fight these health concerns. Today’s policies (from staying home a few days after a cold to recent Keeping Kindy Safe initiatives) are effective but nowhere near as stringent as those in place during these 1950s epidemics.
Whatever kind of creative endeavour you want to explore, kindy has your back.
Any day with a smile is a good day at Kidsfirst Trengrove.