It was that time of year again when an enthusiastic group of MCCCC educators participated in Melbourne City Mission’s Sleep at the G. Sleep at the G is now in its seventh year and raises much needed funds for Melbourne City Mission, who support more than 5,000 people experiencing homelessness a week. This year, Melbourne City Mission was also hoping to raise funds to support their newly opened crisis accommodation centre for at-risk young people, Frontyard.
Moreland Community Child Care Centres Inc. (MCCCC) has a mix of early childhood professionals with different training and qualifications who bring a variety of experiences, backgrounds, languages and knowledge to the children in our care.
Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years and continue to contribute their specialist knowledge and expertise across all three MCCCC centres.
Staff are involved in ongoing professional development through in-service training offered by a variety of organisations and are supported to undertake further education to enhance their contribution to the service and develop their own careers.
Our integrated kindergarten programs are funded and delivered by qualified kindergarten teachers. The integrated model enables children to access kindergarten experiences and activities throughout the day in a well-paced program.
The teachers and diploma-trained staff contribute equally to the program to ensure consistency throughout the week.
Staff aim to provide a supportive environment that:
- acknowledges the central role of parents and families in children’s development
- encourages parental involvement and support in all aspects of the service
- keeps parents informed of their child’s day and progress
- provides relevant information, advice and support to families
- recognises confidentiality in formal and informal discussions.
Planning is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Framework and all centres place
particular emphasis on building relationships, implementing a wide variety of engaging and educational indoor activities, and encouraging active
Each child's social and emotional development is paramount and our educators work with the children to build their confidence, resilience and social skills; qualities that will greatly benefit them in the school years and well into adulthood.