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Rachel Reynolds Kindergarten, Dunedin

Rachel Reynolds Kindergarten, Dunedin

Rachel Reynolds led a small group of people who established New Zealand's first kindergarten in Dunedin in 1889. Her contribution was commemorated in 1914 when a new kindergarten in the city was named after her. The Rachel Reynolds Kindergarten remained open in the 2000s, though in a different location. These children were photographed with a ship they made out of wooden blocks, probably not long after it opened.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - Early education and care, late 19th to mid-20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012