The drive and vision for starting Once Upon A Time Kindy came from Director Tearza Stark who realised that many children are being “pushed and hurried” to develop skills and attend extracurricular activities in the name of academic preparations for school.
The unfortunate results were that many children had lost the ability to play, be creative, imaginative, create social and emotional competencies. Concerns about young children’s mental health and depression had started to appear in professional circles and neuroscience research papers.
At Once Upon a time, childhood is protected and cherished. The children are appreciated, respected, loved and supported to develop at their own pace. They are surrounded by guiding and inspiring adults who see the early childhood field as their career and mission.