Community Walks/All Abilities Park
As our yard is currently being upgraded, our educators have been taking the opportunity to utilise the All Abilities Park up the road from us. The children have enjoyed the whole experience, walking and learning about our community and the nature around us.
At our centre, we respect cultural diversity by celebrating and promoting a range of opportunities for children, educators and families to honour differences. Embracing gender, disabilities, age, social, and economic backgrounds. As well as racial and ethnic groups within our community. Educators show their respect for diversity by celebrating those differences. it strengthens children’s self-identity and promotes an inclusive practice.
These include Australia Day, Holi, Easter, Lunar New Year, Shrove Tuesday, Harmony Day and many more to come.
Another Community Event involved one of our dear little friends.
The Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal became a bit closer to us at MPHCCC. Our Friend, Grace, has been battling Leukemia for the past 6 – 8 months, so we set up a Go Fund Me page so we could attempt to raise some money for the Hospital in support of Grace. We ended up raising and donating $1818 which we were very proud of.
Currently we are focusing on our amazing yard upgrade. We are discussing with each other and the children about the best way to ensure our new yard is kept tidy so we can all enjoy everything it has to offer. We are lucky to have the plants irrigated but we also have an edible garden which the children can tend to and utilise in the cooking they will be doing with our cook.
We are also now bringing the outside in. We would like to have our centre filled with plants that will support our environment to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Having living plants indoors support children’s Health and Wellbeing. Research shows that indoor plants help rid the air of common toxins and pollutants and helps you breath better air. They make rooms feel comfortable and add colour and liveliness to any space. House plants can do amazing things for mental health
We also aim to use the plants in their classrooms to support children’s responsibility and confidence while looking after them with the support of our educators and families.
We are always looking for our family’s involvement so if anyone can help us, we would be excited for the children to see that.
If you have indoor plants you would like to donate, pots, potting mix or even seeds, we would be grateful.