In Our Community
We are seeing wonderful things happening across the region as we start to join up our efforts and resources. Here are a few of the many beautiful place-based initiatives and partnerships that have developed to improve outcomes for kids!
Gympie Region Early Years Forum
The 2019 Gympie Region Early Years Forum was hosted by Gympie Regional Council and LLA. At the Forum, Dr Jayne Clapton challenged early years educators, schools and community members with an ‘A Game’ (pictured below) to highlight the benefits of outdoor play.
First Five Forever
First Five Forever joined with Kids Biz Tin Can Bay to provide storytelling at their Beach Kindy program.
Photo by Kids Bizz Tin Can Bay.
Books4kids at Gympie Central Shopping Centre has strengthened partnerships between the corporate sector, early learning centres and the community. Magic happens! During one session, a four-year-old child, who had not attended an early education program and was due to start school within a year, met the staff of an early learning centre at a storytelling session. He was enrolled in a kindy program the next day.
Photo supplied by Books4kids.
Little Kids Day Out
The Little Kids Day Out (LKDO) is a locally organised, free event for children, held annually at the Gympie Civic Centre and surrounding grounds. The event connects parents and carers with local services and provides around 80 activities, info booths and entertainers. Nearly every local school, early learning centre and organisation supporting children in the region is involved. The LKDO event attracts approximately 3,000 attendees.
Photo supplied by All Aboard Gympie Region.