Narrogin’s new KindiLink building was officially opened at the Narrogin Primary School last Friday, with the children cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony. KindiLink is a pre-kindergarten program for Aboriginal children aged up to three and their families, where children engage in activities, songs and stories. KindiLink educator Andrea Cowcher said the squeals of delight from the children when they went into the building for the first time were heartwarming. “It was just wonderful — we were yarning afterwards and everyone was just so excited,” she said. “It feels great to know that families feel a connection to the space already and are looking forward to being there. “It’s great to have a space where families can really feel like they belong and be comfortable. “I really feel it’s going to make a difference.” Department of Education early childhood branch manager Robyn Kinkade said Narrogin had needed the building for some time. “Birth to five is the most important period in children’s lives, and the families are the ones who are bringing their children up to that point,” she said. “They don’t come to kindy till they’re going on four or five, so whatever we can do to work with and support the families, and teach them the little things you can do with your children which can make a huge difference by the time they get to school, is fantastic.” Ms Cowcher said the program was about getting families comfortable in the school space and giving the children a taste of what was to come. “It’s all about engaging them in learning through play and then continuing that at home, so then kids are ready and prepared and excited to come to school,” she said. “It’s a great place for the kids to play and learn, and also for the parents to catch up ... and support each other as well.” KindiLink runs on a Tuesday and Friday morning from 9.30am-12.30pm and has a bus service to pick up families.