To involve families and community members in the program and decision making process regarding the children’s early education.
Parents and community members play a vital role contributing to the early education of children enrolled at the Service. In recognition of this the Service has adopted an ‘open door’ policy.
- Prospective enrolments are given a tour of the Service and general discussion regarding the routines / philosophy of the Centre.
- Each family receives an Information Pack including an enrolment form and Parent handbook
- A new parent orientation is organised at the commencement of each year and other times as the need arises.
- Parents are continually encouraged to share personal skills / talents with each group.
- Families and community members are invited to attend family information sessions on a range of topics throughout the year.
- Parents are given the opportunity to take part in services policy reviews. This is an ongoing process throughout the year.
- Parents have the opportunity to write comments / thoughts/ ideas in comment book located in each room.
- Every six (6) months, families have the opportunity to view their child’s documentation of learning which is collated on a USB. This maintains a link between the Service and home which allows families to read about their child’s educational progress and overall development considering the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.
- Parents are invited to complete a “Family Values, Beliefs and Information” sheet regarding their child’s needs and interests. This opportunity happens twice a year.
- A Calendar of events is created yearly so that Parents/community members can participate
Reviewed and agreed upon by all staff November, 2019
Sourced from NCAC Fact sheets