Our Miller Community Pre-school and Early Childhood Intervention Service works with children aged 3-5 years. In 2004 a little girl named Georgia enrolled.

Georgia had a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and developmental delay. She was a bright and endearing child who spent her time with us improving and mastering her motor skills, developing her communication skills and learning to share and make friends. 

Last year Georgia turned 18 and needed work experience for a high school course – so we arranged for her to come to work with us once a week. It had been 12 years since Georgia had seen any of us and yet she had memories of us all. There were lots of hugs and lots of tears.

When I first saw her, she ran into my arms and said, "I remember you". She then looked into my eyes and said "I loved this pre-school, I just couldn't tell you then".

Jo-Anne Platt, Georgia's teacher

I will remember Georgia's words for the rest of my life. They validate my beliefs as an early childhood educator. They give meaning to the work that we do and they provide evidence that our work makes a difference.

Jo-Anne Platt
Miller Community Pre-school and Early Childhood Intervention Service Centre Manager

 

 

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