Timmy joined STaR and Top Ryde Early Learning in January this year. Since then, he has come a long way. In June, he celebrated his 4th birthday with his peers and educators.
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.
People unfamiliar with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might expect a child who is always unhappy or withdrawn. Seeing Julie at childcare could change their minds.
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.
Saeed is four years old. His family are refuges from Sudan. He loves playing with his friends at Kids Early Learning – Rooty Hill. He has Down Syndrome but that doesn’t define who he is.
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.