Learning about Dental Health

Our Early Learning Program and Kadadijiny Playgroup enjoyed a visit from Altone Dental last week. They gave a demonstration on the importance of brushing your teeth along with the correct techniques to keep them sparkling clean. The children had a fantastic time using the model to have a go at brushing the fake teeth. Every one also received […]

Getting to know our chickens in Meerilinga Cockburn

The chickens in our Cockburn Early Learning Program have settled into their new home and are growing each time we see them. We can’t believe how much they have grown in a few short months. After a lot of discussion and many, many suggestions the children have named the chickens: Anya, Jemima and Barry! To […]

Learning Life Cycles with a Herb Garden in High Wycombe

Over the last few weeks our High Wycombe Early Learning Program have been very busy creating their own vertical herb garden after the children expressed interest in growing their own plants. As a part of our sustainability program we have used recycled milk bottles for the pots, collected by the children and plant cuttings from […]

Happy Early Childhood Educators Day

Today is Early Childhood Educators day and as an employer of Early Childhood Educators in five Meerilinga Children and Family Centres and as a trusted Registered Training Organisation (6000) training future Educators we would like to wish all Early Childhood Educators in Australia a Happy Early Childhood Educators Day today.

Do you have any unwanted toys?

Meerilinga will once again be donating children’s unwanted toys to Santa’s Workshop. If your child has any unwanted toys they no longer play with at home visit a Meerilinga Children and Family Centre near you to donate toys for disadvantaged children at Christmas.

Cancer Council Nutrition Workshop

A big thank you to the Cancel Council for holding a FREE nutrition workshop at Meerilinga Ballajura for our local families. We have a lot of workshops and school holiday activities coming up at all of our Children and Family Centres, visit the Meerilinga Event Calendar to find one or more near you: www.meerilinga.org.au/events

Father of the Year 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Father of the Year, Hamish McCracken from Australind. We have been proud to again be part of the Coordinating Committee for these awards. Learn more about Hamish and WA Father of the Year on their website at : www.wafatheroftheyear.org.au

Food Sensations Workshops

Our Parenting Food Sensations workshops series is currently running at Meerilinga Cockburn with families learning how to read food labels, budgeting and meal planning, lunchboxes, snacks and food safety. Participants cook up and share a healthy meal at the end of each session with the food being amazingly quick, easy, healthy and tasty too! Find […]

Getting our veggie garden ready to eat

Over the last few months our Cockburn Early Learning Program/Pre-kindy for 3 and 4 year olds have been taking really good care of their vegetable garden, making sure it had enough water and feeding the worms in the worm farm. After waiting very patiently the children were able to pick the first crop of vegetables! […]

Learning with animals

Our Cockburn Early Learning Program Pre-kindy for 3 and 4 year olds have recently been joined by three very cute little chicks to help the children understand lifecycles, sustainability and the importance of caring for animals and the environment. This is an example of the curriculum in our Early Learning Program and how the children […]