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ECE centres involved in HFSA Early Years Project co-designing and thriving

Early Childhood Education Centres involved in the Healthy Families South Auckland’s (HFSA) Early Years Project, report better engagement with families since taking part in the capability-building workshops. “Before we were always communicating to our parents, we never communicated with each other. Now we plan events with them rather than deciding on our own and telling …

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Showcasing the impact of Healthy Environment Approach in local government

Healthy Families South Auckland and The Southern Initiative have published two case studies showing the impact of the Healthy Environment Approach (HEA) initiative within Auckland Council settings. Navigating Local Government for Systems Change focuses on the implementation of HEA within community grants and leisure centres over the past three years. “These case studies demonstrate what …

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Building capability with ECE teachers to meet the needs of families

Research shows that a child’s development is rapid in the first 1000 days with 90% of their brain development occurring by the time the child turns 5-years-old. Early childhood centres (ECE) provide pivotal support for children’s wellbeing and life opportunities but the sector faces challenges of professional development and connecting to families that act as …

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Wiri community ready to roll out “Play Streets”

A new community-led approach to creating more vibrant people friendly neighbourhoods has been given the green light for the South Auckland community of Wiri.  “Play Streets Wiri” empowers residents to design the way their children experience neighbourhood play on their street. The idea is to create a community-led approach that will put the design of …

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