It’s National Children’s Week, and to celebrate the ACT Children’s First Alliance has released a report which lets children tell us in their own words what’s important to them, and what they like about their Early Learning Centres.
The Alliance released the report during an event at Campbell Cottage Early Childhood Service this morning.
The 2018 Children’s Week theme has come from Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on The Rights of The Child: ‘Children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account’.
It was with this theme in mind that the children of Belconnen Community Service’s (BCS) children’s programs created their multi-media exhibition, A world of Wonder With Rights.
When children were asked why they liked their early learning centres the responses included five year old Ashton’s who said “I like coming here because I get to play with my friends” and three year old Addyson who said “I like helping the teachers because I’m bigger”.
When the children were asked what they liked about their teachers some of the responses were as simple as “they listen”.
“Quality Early Childhood Education and Care plays a vital role in supporting a child’s development in the early years at a time when children experience the most rapid period of growth and change in their lives,” Northside Community Service CEO Bruce Papps said.
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