Community engagement

Here at Renown Park Children’s Centre, we warmly welcome all families to our centre.

Our friendly families are lovely at welcoming new families to our community and we encourage families to be involved by taking an active role in play group, cooking with your child’s preschool group, organising fundraisers and our family gatherings, gardening, reading stories, playing a game, the list is endless. We understand that parents are children’s first and most important teachers and we try to work in partnership with our families.

Another way families can be involved with our centre is through our Governing Council. We meet twice per term and make decisions about the broad direction of the centre including our vision and prioritising funding towards increased engagement and higher achievements for our children.

Over the year we have organised social gatherings where families can connect with one another over delicious food while children play in our beautiful space.

Families also help set the direction for the use of the community space as we organise sessions for families based on their needs and interests.

Community development

Children’s Centres have a Community Development Coordinator who is available to support and encourage parents and families to actively participate in all aspects of the centre.

Our Community Development Coordinator also partners with other agencies to plan and organise a range of programs including:

  • Playgroups for parents and carers including Aboriginal families, dads, step-parents, grandparents, foster carers, family day care educators, refugees and newly arrived families and children.
  • Parenting programs: child development, early literacy, song time, music and movement, baby massage, support groups and cooking.
  • Community events: family fun days, community lunches, school holiday programmes cultural events, celebrations and BBQs.
  • Personal development: literacy, career pathways, skill development, volunteering and adult education.
  • Parents and Community: centre volunteer program, a Parent Advisory Group, engaging parents in the community.

Last updated: September 6, 2017 at 13:29 pm

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