Mikarie Child Care Centre is a finalist in the 2018 HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards Building Inclusion category.
The Mikarie Child Care Centre was established by The Sylvanvale Foundation following extensive research showing the local community lacked adequate child care services for children with disabilities.
Overcoming this gap The Mikarie Child Care Centre provides early childhood education and care for children with and without a disability in one setting, making the centre’s curriculum unique because it specifically caters to children of all abilities.
This inclusive approach to early childhood education and care includes teaching all children to keword sign and ensuring the centre is fully accessible by wheelchair.
Mikarie’s inclusive approach helps children to overcome their learning challenges whilst also encouraging inclusion and acceptance by teaching children that all people are equal regardless of their ability.