Play-based learning support for regional and remote families during lockdown

University of Wollongong Early Start has received a grant from Forest Hill through the Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies to deliver 100 free virtual workshops to regional and remote communities.

Delivered via the Discovery Space, Early Start’s children museum, Discovery to You are 30 minute one-on-one online interactive workshops designed for children two years and up, delivered via Zoom by Discovery Space Educators direct to a child’s home.

“The Foundation of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies through its Forest Hill grants is delighted to be able to work with Early Start to help support the community during this challenging time, especially families who live in regional and remote areas of NSW.”

The free sessions will run on Mondays and Fridays commencing 6 September until booked out. Workshops are engaging, fun and interactive and linked to the Early Years Learning Framework and NSW Curriculum. 

Anita Kumar, Early Start CEO said “Thank you again to Forest Hill Foundation for sharing our vision and giving so generously. We greatly appreciate your support”.

Families can book a free Discovery to You workshop here, using the discount code: FHGRR1. Bookings are limited to one free registration per family. Families must reside in a regional or remote area to qualify, and postcode will be required at time of booking.

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