8.1% of 5 year olds in Cockburn and 13.5% of 5 year olds in Kwinana are considered vulnerable for their physical health and wellbeing.
Ears 2 Learn
In a partnership between Connecting Community for Kids, Earbus Foundation of WA, Goodstart Early Learning, NursePrac Australia and The Smith Family a community model for ear screening and surveillance is being designed and rolled out. This will provide more access points for universal ear checks for children in Kwinana and Cockburn areas aged 0 – 5 years before they commence school.
Non-health professionals have been trained by Earbus Foundation to provide ear screening for children. These screeners have all their results reviewed by Audiologists from Earbus and are required to take Competencies every 6 months to ensure a standard of care across screeners and sites. They will deliver these ear screens in childcare and community settings and support parents with accessing treatment pathways and provide ongoing surveillance.
Read the flyer attached for more information about this initiative.
The Me at 2 Passport aims to ensure 2 year old children in the community are meeting their developmental milestones through play-based activities. It acts as a starting point for parents to see how their child is growing and developing and to teach them new skills. It will highlight any areas for concern which you can then speak to your Child Health Nurse about.
The passport is a booklet divided into:
- Gross Motor Skills
- Fine Motor
- Skills Communication Skills
- Personal / Social Skills
- Problem Solving
Under each skill are ideas of fun activities you can do with your 2 year old to see if their development in this area is age appropriate. When your child has successfully completed the activity you can check it off in the passport.
This Me at 2 Passport is supported by the City of Cockburn, Wanslea Early Learning and Development and the Peel Early Years Collective.
Silver Linings is a Torres Strait and Aboriginal Community crisis response program for young people in the community. We support this program, along with The Smith Family and Woodside.
Family Fun and Fitness
These free quarterly events are designed to bring families together whilst enjoying a fun filled morning of exercise and interactive family games.