Thousands of KU kids, parents celebrate National Families Week

☐ Having fun during National Families Week at KU Crusader Preschool, Dad Willis with Alexander

CELEBRATING National Families Week, KU Crusader Preschool in Marrickville hosted a number of activities and events at their centre last week.

The preschool held a ‘family and friends’ afternoon tea, with children, families and staff from the preschool coming together to spend quality time with each other, share food and celebrate families.
“During the week we created a KU Crusader ‘family tree’ with photos of the children’s families, and the children created family portraits which were then taken home after the event,” KU Crusader Director Megan Montgomery said.

☐ Having fun during National Families Week at KU Crusader Preschool, Mum Thi Dung Vu with Khai.

“We also had conversations with the children about families, including who is in their family, what family means to them and what they like to do with their families.”
National Families Week is held each year between May 15-21 and is an opportunity to celebrate the important role that families play in the lives of children and the wider community.
“Families are the most important people in a child’s life – they are a child’s first and most significant teacher,” Megan said.
“When families are actively involved in their child’s education, research suggests that children are more likely to reach their full potential.”
KU Crusader provides quality early childhood education for children aged three to five years and is currently taking enrolments. For more info, contact Megan on 9569 1940.
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Established in 1895 and enriching the lives of over 13,000 children a year, KU Children’s Services is one of Australia’s leading providers of high quality early childhood education and care.