,Child development a shared effort

Ellie HoneyboneSound Telegraph

Kwinana residents came together on Thursday to celebrate the ongoing commitment to improving the lives of children through the Connecting Communities for Kids Initiative.

Special guests including Local Government Minister Tony Simpson were on hand at the Darius Wells Centre and were treated to special performances and presentations.

The Connecting Communities for Kids initiative was developed to empower parents, children and professionals in the communities of Cockburn and Kwinana to work together and make a lasting difference in the lives of children up to eight years old, and their families.

The ultimate goal of Connecting Community for Kids is for young children in Kwinana and Cockburn to have the same level of physical, social, emotional, communication and language development as the Perth Metropolitan Area by 2024, based on the outcomes of the Australian Early Development Census.

Connecting Community for Kids is intended to complement, connect and support what is already working in the communities of Cockburn and Kwinana.

It will provide an effective centralised, organising, neutral environment for planning and collective working that can support communities to achieve clear outcomes for young children.

For further information on the initiative, contact the team on 0429 904 324 or at info@connecting4kids.com.au.

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