Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre Inc. (MPC) has enjoyed a long rich history of supporting families. Responding to the requirements of the local community has always been our highest priority.
The original Mitchelton Community Preschool Association's first building on this site was opened in 1949. Over the years, another 2 units were built, as well as other facilities in Blackwood and McConaghy Streets, under the umbrella of this same organisation.
In 1992, Mitchelton Community Kindergarten Association Inc (MCKA) was 'born'; celebrating Kedron Avenue as a 'stand alone' facility for 3 to 6 year old children. As an autonomous community centre, we have thoroughly enjoyed building stronger links with families. Parents and teachers celebrate together the joy and excitement of watching children grow and develop through their play.
With the introduction of the Prep year in 2007, and the consequent abolition of State Preschool education, we reviewed the organisation of our services. The change of name to "Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre Incorporated" (MPC) reflects our role of continuing to provide excellence in education for children in the years before school.
In our more recent history, at the beginning of 2011 Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre changed it's affiliation from C&K to The Gowrie (Qld). The Management Committee along with the teaching and administration teams worked to make this a seamless transition from old to new. We continue to offer the same high standard of care and education as we have for over 65 years. The Staff team endeavours to be leading educators in the field of Early Childhood Education.
In 2011, we commenced operating a Before & After Kindy Care program 3 days per week until 4.30pm. This has extended over the years to now operating 5 days per week from 7.30am until 5.30pm during school terms.
In 2015 and in response to community trends and needs, an additional group model has been incorporated into our organisation. The MPC 3's group supports children who have turned 3 by 31st January in their year of attendance.
MPC continues to provide excellence in education supporting children to develop strong foundation skills for life-long living and learning and to ease their transition to Prep.