April 5, 2018  cbs   Category: blog

Early Learning & Childcare: Young Children and Supporting Good Causes

Here at Cherry Bridge Station Early Learning & Childcare, we like to support local and global charities, good causes and community events. The young children in our centres enjoy learning how people can help one another, and all about the spirit of kindness and goodwill.

All of our NSW childcare centres participate in numerous fundraising projects and events, from hosting tea parties for the elderly to setting up donation boxesand gift sales. Whatever the good cause, our little learners love to do their part and get involved. By teaching and role-modelling philanthropy, we are able to show young children how much their individual contributions really matter, and it’s a great boost for their social and emotional development.

Below are just a few of the events the children have been helping with so far this year! But it doesn’t have to stop there. Local schools, community centres and charity drives always have new and exciting ideas for families and communities to get involved with projects for helping those in need.

  • The children at our Warriewood centre have been putting together collection boxes for the Australian Defence Force, supporting our troops for ANZAC Day.
  • For World Autism Awareness Month the children at our Ropes Crossing centre have been wearing their favourite blue outfits or accesories to support a greater understanding and acceptance of ASD.
  • The children and educators at our Lane Cove centre hosted a free painting session with the elderly people from their local aged care home, to experience the benefits of intergenerational play.
  • On 21st March Cherry Bridge Station Castle Hill was awarded a certificate of recognition for their excellent contribution to the Parramatta Mission which provides meals, accommodation and mental health services across Greater Western Sydney.
  • The children in our Penrith centre had a great time celebrating Harmony Day and learning the importance of respect and love for one another and sharing knowledge about our wonderfully diverse cultures.
  • To develop an increased awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity the children in Lane Cove have been learning Australian Sign Language(AUSLAN) and meeting with the NSW Deaf Association.
  • Our West Hoxton centre also learned about sign language and signed their favourite nursery rhymes for Hearing Impaired Awareness Week.
  • The children at Ropes Crossing enjoyed a super Crazy Hair Day to raise awareness and funds for those living with cystic fibrosis.
  • Our Warriewood centre celebrated World Polar Bear Day by setting up a special Polar Bear Shop in the foyer. The children created their own polar bear artwork to sell in the shop, knowing that the money raised will go towards sponsoring a polar bear.
  • The West Hoxton centre has been helping with the needs of their community by supporting The Movement, a registered not for profit charity.
  • The children at Five Dock learned more about how blind people are able to read and write by practising with Braille.
  • The children at Penrith wore their favourite blue outfits to support the campaign against bullying.

Even though it’s only April, there’s no way we could get all of this year’s events on the list.Our little learners, their families and our centre staff are continually supporting good causes and are proud pillars of the communities in which we are honoured to operate.

If you have a good idea for how the children in our centres can support or raise awareness for a cause in your area, drop us a line at info@cherrybridgestation.com.

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