Helping all children have access to quality early childhood education
EarlyEd has received funding under Start Strong (Department of Education, NSW) and is delivering various supports in our local communities in Northern and Western Sydney.
Here are our current special activities:
Pop up playgroups
Our programs join in and complement current community early childhood programs e.g. toy libraries, playgroups. Pop-up play groups may be an extra session or join in a current program.
Intensive pop-up play sessions are held regularly at Forestville in 3 week blocks. If parents are worried about their child’s development or having opportunity to access early childhood experience for whatever reason they can contact us to indicate their interest in the next series of sessions. Agencies who know of families that would benefit from short term supports can arrange for the family to contact us. Click here to find out when the next ones are.
Cubby House Toy Library
Start Strong Pathways funding support for the Cubby House Toy Library at Forestville helps families use this well established, valuable community resource and access advice about child development. Call to ask for support (02)9923 2727 or go to this page for more information about borrowing and supports.
Ask about how the Cubby House Toy Library can offer support to community activities and services.
EarlyEd’s Mobile Early Childhood Education approach is to meet families who may not be part of mainstream community education activities. We use local opportunities to connect with families and support them into mainstream services and share early education ideas.
About “Start Strong”
“Research shows that children who participate in a quality early childhood education program for at least 600 hours in the year before school are more likely to arrive at school equipped with the social, cognitive and emotional skills they need to engage in learning.”
The benefits endure well beyond primary school. Higher levels of educational attainment, economic participation and family well-being have all been linked to moderate levels of participation in early childhood education.”
“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that all children in New South Wales can participate in 600 hours of quality preschool education in the year before school, no matter where they live or what their circumstances are.”
Sector Development Capacity Building
EarlyEd is funded to support Sector Development Capacity Building of preschools designated to EarlyEd in Western Sydney. When delivering this role EarlyEd educators bring with them EarlyEd’s commitment and training in collaborative practices as well as many years of experience in early childhood intervention and supporting inclusion. EarlyEd is able to offer capacity building support to centre staff that meets their individual needs. This is developed after shared conversation and planning. Mentoring and training have been the most requested support particular regarding behaviour support and managing NDIS in their centre.
Note: Other early childhood education services not funded under Start Strong may find there is other funding they can access to obtain support from EarlyEd. Please call us on (02)9923 2727 to discuss training needs.
Start Strong Pathways
“Community based and not-for-profit services are available to help support the early learning needs of young children by offering families a pathway into early childhood education. These services also help expand a child’s social horizons beyond family and home-based interactions.”
Mobile Early Childhood Education
EarlyEd offers a Mobile Early Childhood Education approach across Northern and Western Sydney. This involves connecting up with existing programs such as playgroups to offer support to the organisations involved around early childhood education and inclusion rather than creating new groups. Support is short term, has a capacity building approach and matches the group’s individual needs. Other playgroups or activities for toddlers and pre-schoolers can make contact to see how we can support their group.