Playgroup Victoria Conference 2020
March 19, 2020 - March 19, 2020
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
Playgroup naturally brings together children, carers, and families, creating and supporting meaningful connections and relationships within and beyond playgroup. How do these ‘building blocks’ of our community encourage, support and promote experiences of inclusion? Is it possible that playgroup provides a place for inclusion that results in an enduring influence for our communities and society?
The Playgroup Victoria Annual Conference 2020 is the opportunity for you to contribute to conversations and be a visionary of playgroup practice, who seeks to ensure that acceptance and equity are standard, and not an exception in playgroup – children and families first early years’ experience. Families’ timely and opportune involvement in playgroup can have lasting and far reaching impact on children’s learning, development and wellbeing, positive family functioning and quality of life. The scope of impact extends into the broader community, through increased social capital. Playgroups “… ideally create a community that values diversity and includes people as they are” (Hyde, Robert and Conway, 2010). Inclusive practices support the gathering of individual that enable “shared understandings of various contexts or life situations that are interpreted from relationships and collaboration” (Keefe and Carrington, 2007, p. 28).
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