A resource to support community members and service providers with establishing and sustaining Early Years Networks has been updated.
The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) partnered with the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) Connecting Early Years Network Program to review and update the Early Years Network Resource Kit.
The refreshed resource kit, which was tabled at the recent Community Development Roundtable meeting, provides information on the key processes and outcomes to establish and sustain a successful Early Years Network.
Early Years Networks are groups of parents, professionals and community members committed to improving outcomes for children aged zero to eight. There are currently about 50 active networks across the State.
The aim of the kit is to encourage community members and agency staff to connect with, learn and build on the experiences of other community builders, who have created and facilitated successful Early Years Network development and activities.
The resource forms part of a broader
partnership between DLGC and WACOSS working with key stakeholders to improve
outcomes for children and their families across the state.