LAUDERDALE’s Discovery Early Learning Centre has reason for celebration with June marking its 10th anniversary.
Family and friends gathered to enjoy a barbecue, cake and music.
Children’s artworks were showcased on a special banner and a time capsule containing drawings, photos and their voices of what’s happening in the world today was buried in the ‘fairy garden’.
A lemon tree was also planted to honour the spot.
Lauderdale Early Learning Centre director DanYele Fox-Baratt said it was a joyful occasion to celebrate Discovery’s milestone.
“The children were engaged from the very start working on the 10-year banner and capturing the world for the time capsule,” she said.
“On the day, they were excited to be a part of it all by baking the birthday cake, burying the capsule, planting the lemon tree and sharing all their wonderful work with their families and the community.
“I look forward to sharing many more achievements with the children, families, educators and the local community.”
Rebekah Hill has two children who attend the centre and said her eldest daughter Emily, aged three, loved filling in the hole for the time capsule and jumping on it.
“It was so beautiful to see the other families and the engagement from them, as well as the wonderful staff who were involved and make us feel a part of the community,” she said.
“It was a nice warm feeling, even though it was a cold day.”
The Discovery Early Learning Centres are a Tasmanian family owned and operated organisation.
The centres provide high quality child care and educational programs for children in a safe, secure, challenging and nurturing environment.
Caption: Staff, family and friends gathered to celebrate Discovery Early Learning Centre’s 10th birthday.