G8 Education celebrates strong showing in KindiCare Excellence Awards
Early childhood provider G8 Education is celebrating the 89 services in its network who have received either an Excellent or Outstanding rating in the recent KindiCare Excellence Awards.
The 2023 KindiCare Excellence Awards – established in 2021 – recognise over 2,500 early learning services nationally that have achieved a KindiCare Rating of 9.0 or above, from a total 17,300+ services.
A common theme amongst the National, State and Regional Winners was the presence of a strong curriculum. At the winning centres, passionate early childhood educators and centre directors were noted for being motivated to create diverse and engaging play and learning environments, with a deep understanding of what enables children to learn and grow in their formative first five years.
“90 per cent of a child’s brain development occurs in their first five years,” KindiCare Founder and CEO Benjamin Balk said, “and it is incredible to see the continued development and innovation of learning programs and curriculums in early childhood education, as well as the growing participation rate of children in formal early learning programs in their critical first five years, with increases in investment by both federal and state governments.”
Kindy Patch Clarinda in Victoria received a rating of 9.8 from a possible score of 10, with Centre Manager Pavithra De Alwis acknowledging the hard work of the team to achieve the result, something Ms De Alwis said is “testament to their continued dedication to the children and families in their care, and the wider community”.
In recognition of achieving an Outstanding or Excellent KindiCare Rating in the 2023 KindiCare Excellence Awards, all G8 recipient centres have been sent a certificate to recognise their contribution to early learning, and a badge to display at their centre from the KindiCare Awards organisers.
“Our dedicated team of Educators and Centre Support Teams create the foundation for learning for life for so many children and their families everyday across Australia,” said Pejman Okhovat, CEO and Managing Director at G8 Education.
“We are incredibly proud to see G8 centres setting a high benchmark of quality education and care in the sector.”
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