Dash Stock enjoys playing at the Glenmore C&K; Community Kindergarten.
Dash Stock enjoys playing at the Glenmore C&K; Community Kindergarten. Allan Reinikka

Kids love Glenmore kindy

IT was a little harder for mum Kacey Domic than her son Dash Stock to say goodbye on the four-year-old's first day at kindy last week.

Dash is one of the first wave of kids at the new C&K Glenmore Community Kindergarten, which opened last Monday. Yesterday both Kacey and Dash were on hand for the official opening of the $1.3 million kindergarten service, which is linked to the Glenmore State School.

The centre caters for 44 children and has the capacity to offer two kindergarten programs delivered by an early childhood teacher for 15 hours each week.

Kacey said she thought the centre was a great facility.

"Parents sign their children up to kindy now when they're born, but I was very surprised to get into this one because I only applied in September last year," the mother-of-two said yesterday.

"He loves it here though. The facilities are great and he really enjoys it."

Member for Rockhampton Robert Schwarten said the service, which was funded by the State Government, was operated by C&K and was part of the government's commitment to provide extra kindergarten services in areas of need by 2014 to help give children a flying start to life.

"Outside there is a natural playground environment, covered sandpit and an equipment store within a fenced playground area," Mr Schwarten said.

"This service offers parents and children the full range of educational facilities in one convenient location on the state school site."



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