Monday, March 23, 2009

help shape the future for our children

Tonight I had the great pleasure of being part of the launch of the Yarra Ranges Early Childhood Community Profile. The launch is part of a program to highlight issues around the early years and start conversations and input into the Shire’s Municipal Early Years Plan. I am the councillor representative on the plan and have a long standing, keen interest in the early years. It is my firm belief that if you get it right in the early years you get it right for life.

It was great to have a presentation from the Outcomes and Evaluation Division of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development that focused specifically on Yarra Ranges and also provided comparative data against the Metro and Rural stats.

Me, celebrating the Kids Go For Your Life Award with the Len Jeffrey Preschoolers in Belgrave South. I have always been a strong advocate for children and the importance of the early years.

The room was full of a whole range of people involved in the early years, from Maternal Child Health, through to Preschools, Childcare, Chaplaincy Services, Primary Schools, Emergency Relief Services and interested community members.

If you are interested in inputting to the Shire’s Municipal Early Years Plan visit this
link for more information. Help shape the future for our children and make Yarra Ranges a great place for children to live.

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