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 boxes and 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.
- Some of the children put together collection boxes for the Australian Defence Force, supporting our troops for ANZAC Day.
- For World Autism Awareness Month some children wore their favourite blue outfits or accessories to support a greater understanding and acceptance of ASD.
- 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.
- Some of the children 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 have been learning Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) and meeting with the NSW Deaf Association.
- Some centres also learned about sign language and signed their favourite nursery rhymes for Hearing Impaired Awareness Week.
- The children in some centres enjoyed a super Crazy Hair Day to raise awareness and funds for those living with cystic fibrosis.
- Some centres 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.
- Some of the children have been helping with the needs of their community by supporting The Movement, a registered not for profit charity.
- Some of the children learned more about how blind people are able to read and write by practising with Braille.
- The children at some centres 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.