For six decades Seaford Kindergarten has helped shape the lives of thousands of pre-schoolers.
Frankston Mayor Michael O’Reilly visited the McRae Street community kindergarten to help celebrate its 60th birthday on Sunday 15 September.
“Seaford Kindergarten has been an integral stepping stone to school life for thousands of children and their families over the last 60 years,” the Mayor said at the celebration.
“Just imagine what it would have been like for three and four-year-olds back then, starting at the brand new Seaford Kindergarten.
“I’m sure the children and their families felt the same excitement and first day jitters back in 1959 as they did in 2019.
“With that said, parents can rest easy because the knowledge being passed on to their children, has its foundations in six decades of experience.
“This knowledge has come from teachers such as Janice Smith who worked at Seaford Kinder for 37 years before she retired in 2011.
“It is special for parents to be able to have that kind of confidence, especially because kindergartens play such an important role in making sure kids are all set for school.”
A time capsule was buried at the closing ceremony of the event which contained memories of the current children attending and a collection of historical photos.