GEELONG KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATION
The Geelong Kindergarten Association (GKA) is a not for profit community based organisation that is governed by a Board of Directors. GKA is a provider of Early Years Management (EYM) and aims to work towards an integrated and sustainable early childhood education system that is well positioned to achieve improved outcomes for all young children through the provision of high quality and accessible kindergarten programs. GKA works with kindergartens across its EYM group to deliver high quality and inclusive early childhood education programs.
GKA is responsible for the operational and strategic management of over 20 kindergartens across the City of Greater Geelong region and is the employer of approximately 130 staff.
GKA was initially formed in 1994 in response to changes in government funding and local council amalgamations. Extensive community consultation resulted in the formation of Geelong Kindergarten Association in 1996, when the licence and staff employment responsibilities of over 20 kindergartens were transferred to GKA.