Expect Joy - An Intergenerational Program
At Snowy Mountains Care & Early Learning Centre, we value community collaborations and partnership. We aim to embed meaningful community programs into our Educational Program & Practice.
We are proud to have launched Expect Joy, an intergenerational program on the 28th April 2023. The launch coincided with Global Intergenerational Week 2023 (24 - 28 April).
We facilitate a play based learning program for our Moondani Preschool (Friday) Children and the residents in the Berridale aged care facility, Snowy River Hostel.
Studies have provided evidence on Intergenerational Programs that identifies sufficient improvement across all of the developmental domains for all participants. The program aims to bring back a quality of life improving mental and physical wellbeing for our elderly community. For the young participants it expands their views and understanding of the world, especially around diversity and inclusion. It also scaffolds the children to recognise that other communities and people exist outside of their world.
We thank the SMCELC families for supporting this program and extend thanks to Snowy Monaro Regional Council for their donation towards the program and Jindabyne Bowling Club for facilitating the travel needs for SMCELC to transport the children back and forth every Friday morning.
BRINGING GENERATIONS TOGETHER!
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF INTERGENERATIONAL PRACTICE
WITH THANKS TO: