The Horsham and District Kindergarten Association announced today that, from 1st July, they will be known as Emerge Early Years Services.

The new name recognises not only that the Association serves a larger area than just Horsham, but that they also now offer broader early years services – not just kindergarten.

A statement from the Association said that the name changes came about after a review of their strategic directions, Early Years Management policy framework and through consultation with educators, stakeholders, and families.

“Given the recent expansion of some of our services into the long day care sector, we no longer just provide kindergarten programs as our previous name suggests.

“The new name better reflects what we do now and allows for potential future growth and direction of our organisation.”

Horsham and District Kindergarten Association provide services throughout the Horsham Rural City, Hindmarsh, and Northern Grampians Shires.

HDKA’s marketing and media content is currently being updated ahead of the official beginning of trading under the Emerge name on 1st July.

“We look forward to continuing to provide children and families the best educational programs we can and thank past, current, and future families for your continued support.”