Denzil Don Kindergarten has been a true community kindergarten since 1947 when Denzil Don; the Mayor of Brunswick, held a meeting at his home to discuss the need for a kindergarten in the southwest ward of Brunswick. A committee of parents and interested community members was formed and Denzil Don Kindergarten was established.
Our kindergarten operates from a beautiful, heritage building in the middle of Wylie Reserve. Our kindergarten rooms are large, light filled spaces with beautiful windows. We have both a front and back yard space for the children to explore.
The following video offers a glimpse in to our kinder.
As qualified teachers and educators of young children we are a professional, reflective and united team respectful of our centre, colleagues and kindergarten community. We value:
- positive relationships with children and parents based on trust and mutual respect
- individual backgrounds and unique culture and customs of families
- new pedagogical development
The Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation are the traditional custodians of the land on which Denzil Don Kindergarten stands. We thank them for caring for this land on which we now play and learn. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, who hold the knowledge and stories of this land. We remember that under the bricks and concrete, under the grassy spaces and the play equipment, this land was, and always will be, traditional Aboriginal land: their Dreaming. We acknowledge the important roles that Aboriginal people have played, and will continue to play, in the DDK community.