To help raise funds for our exciting building project,
McKenzie Centre is holding a
special opening night screening of:
The Hobbit (Part 2): The Desolation of Smaug
on Thursday December 12th at the Lido Cinema
Join us for a complimentary drink and nibbles from 7.15pm.
The movie starts at 8.30pm.
$25.00 per ticket
Embrace the world of Tolkien and come along dressed in theme to the luxurious, olde world atmosphere of the Lido.
To purchase tickets and to support this important fundraising event for children who have special needs, and their families, please
Phone: 839 5357 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow! Our long awaited, and planned for, building project began on Tuesday October 29th. An extension and change around of the layout will give McKenzie Centre more room to move and grow. We hope to have everything finished ready to start the First Term 2014.
We are still actively fund raising for this project and would welcome any donations. We will keep you updated with developments including photos as construction progresses. See our photo gallery for more progress photos.
At McKenzie Centre, we provide specialist Early Intervention for pre-school children who have special needs, and their families, throughout the greater Hamilton area. We are also a licensed Early Childhood Centre.
Why is Early Intervention important?
Young children learn and develop differently. One child may talk earlier than others. Another child might walk later. Often, these differences will even out over time. But some children will need extra support.
You may see signs which indicate your child might need extra support. If you suspect your child does have a delay, the earlier you get help, the better, and Early Intervention can make a difference.
WHO SHOULD BE REFERRED FOR EARLY INTERVENTION?
Any child aged from birth to school age who has a physical or learning developmental delay or is behind in at least two areas of development such as:
● Physical – includes vision and hearing, gross or fine motor skills.
● Cognitive – play skills, attention, memory, problem solving, sorting skills and visual perception.
● Communication – how the child understands what is said and how the child uses sounds, words or gestures to let others know what he/she wants.
● Social/Emotional – the child's ability to interact, respond and engage in social situations.
● Self Help – including feeding, toileting and dressing skills.
We have specific expertise with children who have conditions such as:
ASD -Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy - including Hemiplegia
Chromosonal Syndromes - e.g. Down Syndrome, Cri du Chat, Soto
Global Developmental Delay - GDD
Head Injuries and Acquired brain disorders
Balance and coordination difficulties
Premmie Playmates for children born before 34 weeks until they are walking
Mission Statement - 2010
We help children under six with special needs to realise their potential by providing an early intervention service that is child-centred, play- based and family focused
On Sunday June 24th Trisha Benge, our Centre Director, Helen Gempton, our Business Manager and a couple of parents were interviewed on Radio NZ's One in Five programme. The link to hear the 23 minute show is www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/oneinfive and click on interview from 24 June.