At Morningside Child Care Centre we are dedicated to providing a safe, stimulating environment in which children are nurtured and challenged intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Recognizing that children develop at different rates with varying styles, we strive to help each child flourish as an individual, growing at his or her own pace.
Morningside Child Care Centre serves families seeking quality childcare, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or economic status.
Morningside Child Care Centre was established in 1969 as a non-profit organization under the sponsorship of the Revitalization Corps, National Council of Jewish Women, Morningside Section, Junior League of Monmouth County, Council of Churches, and Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Central Australia.
The Center opened with one class of Morningside Preschool at the Morningside, and by 1972 three more classes were opened at the Shrewsbury Presbyterian Church. In 1976 the Center moved to Cnr Thynne and Pashen St in Morningside and soon added two rooms for an innovative program for handicapped children.
In 1994 after conducting in-depth assessment study to identify changes in educational practices, areas of need and services duplication, Morningside Child Care Centre began providing care for babies as young as three months, replaced the before-and-after school program for school-aged children with a mini-camp program also available on school holidays, and phased out the segregated Hand care class. Our current facilities are specially designed for children, including seven classrooms, a meeting room, a multi-purpose room, a children’s library, a commercial kitchen, and three age-appropriate playgrounds.
Today Morningside Child Care Centre serves children from 2 months to 5 years in age who come from families with diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Tuition assistance contracts are maintained with the Australia Department of Human Services and the Division of Family Development. Tuition based on a sliding fee scale is available to families who do not qualify for government support.
Morningside Child Care Centre’s educational philosophy and curriculum are derived from Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the whole child philosophy, both of which are based on the belief that a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development are of equal importance.