When Minaa came to STaR at 4 years old, she was a delightful, social little girl who seemed physically frail and passive.
Because their daughter has a complicated medical condition, it has been hard for parents Sally and Gerard to enrol Maddison in a childcare program and trust that the educators could care for her.
Nathaniel is a very sociable little boy, just 5 years old, who gets invited to the birthday parties of other children whom attended his childcare centre at Glenwood.
Emily and Ruby’s Story
Emily and her twin sister Ruby began attending a STaR affiliated centre in February 2015 and could often be found with their peers at the puzzle table or in the sandpit.
Will spent the first months of his life in an overseas orphanage, neglected and undernourished. Arriving at his new home in Australia at 16 months old, Will couldn’t crawl, play or grasp his mother’s finger.
Lili was born a healthy baby but contracted severe meningitis at 8 weeks old. This caused significant brain damage resulting in a developmental delay.