One of the comments that we hear frequently in our work with EC centres, is that the community doesn’t understand or value the work we do. To overcome this, Geraldine Kindergarten has begun producing a magazine which is available to their whole community.
The vision for the magazine is to build and strengthen the relationship with families and the community. “We want to communicate what we do here, how we do it and why we do it the way we do, in a really professional way.” said Tania Boland (Head teacher at Geraldine Kindergarten).
The hope is, that by making the kindergarten more visible through informing the community about the teaching and learning at the centre and other current ECE trends and issues, community interest and involvement in the kindergarten will be strengthened.
The magazine has been made available to every family, and to increase community access, it has also been placed in doctor’s surgeries, local cafes, schools, the Information Centre and Real Estate agencies. Feedback has been very positive:
“ Awesome, eye catching and informative”, “What a great way to communicate”
Keep an eye on Geraldine Kindergarten’s Blog for this term’s magazine
posted by Tracey