Moree children have fun at inaugural Early Childhood Education Expo

PCYC Moree was overrun with children and their families on Friday for the inaugural Early Childhood Education Expo.

More than 150 people attended the expo, held on Friday, March 8, which aimed to promote the importance of early childhood education within the community.

Plenty of fun was had throughout the day, with children enjoying patting baby animals from Old Macdonald's Travelling Farm, getting up close and personal with snakes and crocodiles with the reptile man, and participating in a range of art and craft activities.

They were entertained by local Aboriginal dancers Shae Duncan and Paul Spearim, and Aboriginal storyteller Larry Brandy, while teaching Indigenous perspectives in the Australian curriculum's Bonnie Cochran appealed to parents about the importance of early childhood education.

Special guest was Luke Carroll - Play School's first male presenter - was a hit with all ages, and had the children up dancing and singing to all their favourite songs.

Children also had fun on the giant slide and jumping castle, as well as  and made the most of the popcorn and fairy floss machines.

The first 200 children also received goody bags, while parents were able to access information from a range of different education and service providers.