• Iris Windsor

Community Involvement at Dragonfly's Early Learning

Updated: Apr 18, 2019

Each year we try introduce different community bodies into Dragonfly's Early Learning

For many families, the Early Childhood setting may be their first contact with the wider community beyond their home. Initially, a chid's community was essentially their immediate family and, as they grew older, other close family members expanded their community....Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, and Neighbours

Once they attend early learning, they are introduced to the Early Learning Community.

A sense of Community plays an important role in the development of children's awareness of their identity and feelings of belonging

You will often hear the saying.."it takes a village to raise a child"

This phrase refers to the collective responsibility of the whole community in supporting children to grow and develop into active citizens

As children are spending significant time in their early childhood being cared for by people other than their parents, and many of these children attend our Early Learning Centres, the Centre plays a key role as part of "the village"

Community involvement takes many forms. Dragonfly's Early learning Centre seeks out the resources and opportunities available in the community by establishing relationships with other organisations, such as services, like the Ambulance.

Last week the children had a visit from the Ambulance. What fun they had taking part in this visit. They learnt all about calling 000. It is aways very exciting to have this visit from this very noisy vehicle that they sometimes hear and see on the roads. To see it up close and personal and to be able to sit and look inside is very exciting!

To learn more about Dragonfly's Community Programme please click on


Or telephone 07 5471 6500


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