ECEC educators around Australia get comfy for National Pyjama Day!
The perfect excuse to stay warm and cozy in pyjamas all day has arrived, with early childhood education and care (ECEC) services around the country taking part in National Pyjama Day, raising funds for the Pyjama Foundation.
National Pyjama Day encourages adults and children around the country to wear their favourite pyjamas to work, school or ECEC to help raise funds and awareness for children in foster care.
The aim of the day is to raise as much as possible for the Foundation’s Love of Learning program which is offered to children in foster care. A one-on-one mentoring program, Love of Learning sources and trains volunteers who are then matched with a child in foster care.
The pair then spends up to an hour a week reading, writing, and focusing on educational based games – with the goal of improving the child’s learning and life trajectory.
The Pyjama Foundation founder, Bronwyn Sheehan, said children in care needed extra support and empowerment to help them towards a brighter future.
“Last year we had 120,000 participants who kept their pyjamas on for the day raising a whopping $256,000,” she said.
“This year we would love to see even more people take part and help us make 2019 our biggest year yet. As our largest fundraising campaign on the year, these donations are absolutely crucial in allowing us to continue bringing many more volunteers into the lives of children in care.”
To learn more, or download resources, please visit the National Pyjama Day website.