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The Ministry of Education partnered with Kowhai Consulting, a professional advisory service that provides access to ECE, to host a Tamariki/Mokopuna Wellbeing Street Play Day in Huntly West. Raukura Waikato Social Services, Waahi Whanui, Police and Waikato District Health Board worked together to create an event that focused on wellbeing and was an opportunity for these services to promote the benefits in early learning and early childhood education (ECE) to children and their whanau. The community event was a very successful opportunity to identify children who aren’t participating in early learning and support families to get access to quality ECE. It demonstrates how the Ministry and social sector agencies can work together to support communities, and how they can create events that connect well with the groups, services and agencies already operating to support vulnerable children and use these as platforms for improving the wellbeing of the community and its children.
For more information visit Early Years (Ministry of Education website).