One of the most exciting undertakings for Educators is expanding the circle for children beyond their immediate family, carers, home and centre, and taking them into the wider world to form connections and enable their confidence to grow.
Rooted in the EYLF Quality Area 6; Building relationships with families and communities, Little Grasshoppers’ Community Engage Program nurtures a sense of belonging for children and creates a network of connections that supports them as they grow.
ACECQA’s National Education Leader, Rhonda Livingstone states ‘Community is essential to quality outcomes for children. A community provides an important relationship environment; promotes belonging, a sense of identity and learning; supports active participation in the world and continuity of learning; and connects children and families to supportive relationship and resource networks. Young children develop in an environment of relationships, with a child’s community providing a vital relation