Our Families

Program Participation

How families and the community can get involved

When children, families and educators feel connected to the community, they uphold the values of that community and promote the wellbeing of its members. Collaborative partnerships empower its members to be advocates for children and families. We believe that relationships are central to wellbeing.

We strive to enrich our programs by becoming involved in our wider community and being inclusive to all. We value our growing Glen Education community and appreciate all opportunities to partner with various organisations to enrich each child’s experience in our kindergartens.

“It takes a village to raise a child”

(African Proverb)

When families come into the kindergarten, they are provided with a wonderful opportunity for us to build a strong and reciprocal partnership. It has long been recognised that learning and developmental outcomes for young children are greatly enhanced when strong and effective partnerships are developed between professionals and families and where the development of common goals and shared decision making are valued and accepted. The National Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (2022) embeds this value as central to assisting all children to make progress in relation to the Learning Outcomes that support growth and development.

When families participate in the program, not only can they see how the wonderful programs are run and how their child interacts within it, but families are also encouraged and supported to share their interests, hobbies and special skills with the children. As a community, we all learn so many things from families such as cooking a meal, sharing a passion for lots of different types of music, how to care for the garden, developing a love of literacy and so much more! What we love seeing is families involved in play and enjoying imaginative and dramatic games.

If you would like to be involved in our volunteer parent support group, please click here.