Goodstart At Home provides parents with access to world’s best practice online learning
Parents with young children at home now have access to world’s best practice online learning, packed with fun, play-based learning activities provided by the nation’s largest, not for profit, early learning provider, Goodstart Early Learning.
Goodstart At Home is an extraordinary new way to learn for children who can’t attend early learning centres.
Provided free to Goodstart families and for just $1 per month for other families, the website provides resources created by some of the world’s leading early childhood practitioners.
“Many families have very young children at home during the current Covid-19 crisis and we want to support them to keep learning during this time,” Goodstart CEO, Julia Davison said.
“Our team of pedagogical experts, harnessing local and international experience, have been hard at work developing Goodstart At Home and our families are embracing it.
“More than 18,000 families have already subscribed to the online hub with this number expected to grow significantly as we begin sharing with the wider community across the nation.”
Goodstart General Manager Pedagogy and Practice Sue Robb, OBE, said children learned best through play, and some of the activities would even let parents take a well-earned break while their child explored and learned independently through play.
“These activities have been developed and approved by a team of Goodstart experts from across our nation-wide early learning network of educators, teachers, and behaviour and learning specialists.
“They’ve been assessed by international academics as meeting the early learning benchmarks for children across all age groups. We are already receiving inquiries from governments and international early learning providers to use the on-line hub.
“The resources are easy to use and great fun for children and their parents – many of our families are sharing wonderful photographs and videos of them putting the new resources to use,” Ms Robb said.
Key benefits for families
• Continued learning in the home environment for children in the early years
• Access to the Goodstart at Home online village with easy to do learning activities that are updated regularly.
• Recipes and ideas for cooking with children
• Support, articles and resources for parents
• A brand new Behaviour Support Kit that you can order to be sent to your home which is designed to help parents support their children during this stressful time
Goodstart Families can subscribe online for while the program is available to all other families for a small fee of $1 per month at athome.goodstart.org.au/
The Goodstart Family Behaviour Support Kit
Families are spending more time together than ever before, and sometimes that can mean emotions (and behaviours) can go a little off track. Goodstart are really excited to share with you a new resource that they have developed for families to help them guide and support their children’s behaviours and emotions. The Goodstart Family Behaviour Support Kit has information and resources to help support your child to understand and manage their emotions and help them learn how to communicate their needs in an appropriate way. It’s a physical kit delivered straight to your door and includes a multitude of helpful tools and tips!
You can purchase this kit direct from our Goodstart website!