Story: Early childhood education and care

Kelburn Playcentre

Kelburn Playcentre

Playcentres are part-day child-education centres run by parents. The first opened in Karori, Wellington, in April 1941, followed by the nearby Kelburn Playcentre, which opened two months later. These girls are painting at the Kelburn centre in 1950.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - Government support, 1940s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012