Supporting Parents - Developing Children
A focus on literacy, language and learning – a partnership approach to strengthening social cohesion in Hume City
A project in southern Hume is assisting parents to help their young children get ready for school. These early years are important times for learning and developing skills. Parents are their child's first teacher and these projects are making a difference to families:
- New bilingual playgroups, initially in Broadmeadows, Meadow Heights, Dallas and Campbellfield
- New early years hubs in Meadow Heights (2), Campbellfield (1), Dallas (1) and Broadmeadows (2)
- English language/playgroup programs for mums and children in six new locations (locations to be confirmed)
- New bilingual storytime sessions (locations to be confirmed)
- Occupational therapist and speech pathologist programs to help parents understand their children’s needs
- Training for parents to learn how to run these programs
What are the four main programs?
The programs are located close to families in southern Hume at places such as schools, libraries, preschools, childcare centres or community centres. Parents and children who have come to similar programs in the past said the programs made a big difference to them.
Mothers and children have become more comfortable with others and learned new ways of interacting. The mothers also found out more about support and services that can help them with health or social needs and cultural activities.
Who is running the program?
Who is funding the project?
You can read more about the program in the Supporting Parents and Developing Children flyer.pdf (651.44 kb)
Download the Supporting Parents - Developing Children Newsletter May 2013.pdf (3607.88 kb)
Download the Royal Children’s Hospital interim evaluation report year one highlights.doc (48 kb)