Read these real stories about quality early childhood education and care or staff development in action and how they have made a difference in the lives of children, families, and staff. 

Early learning providers, educators and parents are welcome to send in their stories about how quality early childhood education and care has made a difference to the lives of their children, families or community.

Email your story to countingonyou@elaa.org.au . Word limit is no more than 250 words. You can supply a photo if you like but don’t have to. If you supply a photo, we will assume you have received permission to use the photo from all those featured in the image (or their parent/legal guardian).

The Child in Focus – moving to an integrated service delivery model in 2016

By Sigi Hyett (General Manager) – Kensington Community Children’s Co-operative

Kensington Community Children’s Co-operative (KCCC) is a community-managed service that provides education and care to 140 children each day, nine rooms, including two kindergarten rooms with 287 children across the week and employs 50 staff.

Bridging, learning and exceeding through an Intergenerational Project

Article courtesy of Kate Hall (Director – South Melbourne Child Care Co-operative) and Amanda Testro (Music presenter – hey dee ho Educational Services).

In 2014 South Melbourne Child Care Co-operative (Neighbourhood House) started the process of establishing a partnership with our local Nursing Home, South Port Community Residential Home (CaSPA Care).