Family day care shining bright

Bega Valley Family Day Care coordinator Zanette Burr is looking forward to Wednesday's activity day in celebration of National Family Day Care Week

Bega Valley Family Day Care coordinator Zanette Burr is looking forward to Wednesday's activity day in celebration of National Family Day Care Week

BEGA Valley Family Day Care will celebrate National Family Day Care Week a special sports day on Wednesday.

The theme of National Family Day Care Week May 4-10 this year is “Every Child is a Star”.

Bega’s family day care service is one of thousands of providers in Family Day Care Australia’s national network to be taking part in this annual week-long community celebration.

Bega’s special day of activities will be at Lions Park Bega between 10am and noon, where children and educators from BVFDC will enjoy a morning of outdoor fun.

With the theme “Every Child is a Star”, National Family Day Care Week will celebrate the star qualities of each and every one of the 142,400 children attending family day care in Australia.

To recognise this important event, FDCA has adopted a star through one of Australia’s leading observatories. 

During National Family Day Care Week, Sirius the brightest star in the night sky will be recognised as the “Family Day Care Star”.

During National Family Day Care Week thousands of family day care services will host their own special events.

FDCA chief executive officer Carla Northam said National Family Day Care Week was about recognising and celebrating the many unique benefits of family day care that help children to shine.

“Every child is a star and this special nationwide-event will recognise family day care’s nurturing early childhood setting and how it encourages, develops and celebrates a child’s own individual star qualities,” Ms Northam said.

“It will provide an opportunity for services, educators and families to come together and celebrate the important role family day care plays not only in their community, but in shaping and supporting the lives, hopes and dreams of hundreds of thousands of children around the country.”

As well as being a fun activity that will unite the family day care sector, the theme and activities of National Family Day Care Week have strong links with the Early Years Learning Framework.

Family day care is a quality home-based early childhood education and care service for children aged from six weeks through to school age. 

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