Stone & Sprocket was developed in response to the growing evidence that children have less contact with the outdoors and the associated teaching and learning complexities that come with that. We strive to support early childhood educators, outside school hours care educators and early intervention/ inclusion support educators to be professional, ethical, comfortable and dynamic in their approach to caring for and providing education to children.
We believe that families, children, educators and the wider community deserve the best quality professional support. We strive to develop courses, workshops, seminars and inservices that respond to the community's needs at the current time. We base our interactions on relationships and use evidence based practice and self assessment to make decisions about how to adjust practice. We have high expectations of children and educators to be inclusive, ethical and motivated.
HOW WILL WE DO THIS?
- Seek partnerships with local services and community groups
- Attend local network meetings and public event gatherings to offer support and guidance
- Advocate for play based learning and connection with the outdoors through conversations and public forums
- Offer inservicing and public events that respond to current needs of community.