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Join us as we unpack what a critical incident is and the potential impacts on a learning community. We'll discuss evidence-based theory and practical strategies to respond and support mental health following a critical incident within the scope and capacity of your role as an educator. Date: Monday 16 September, 2019 Time: 10.30 – 11.30am (AEST)   Register at
In partnership with Lotterywest Playgroup WA is able to offer a grant to purchase equipment and resources for community playgroups. Individual community playgroups can apply for financial support of between $500 – $15,000 directly through Playgroup WA, to fund the purchase of toys, education resources and other equipment
Funding of up to $10,000 per community garden is available for local governments and community organisations to plan, develop and implement a community garden project.  The grants program aims to encourage community members to participate in community life more actively; connect with the environment and other people within their community; implement and develop their skills; and to give back to the community. - See more at:…
No Jab, No Play
The McGowan Government's 'No Jab, No Play' policy, effective from July 22, 2019 means any child who is not fully vaccinated can be excluded from being enrolled in childcare services and kindergarten programs (non-compulsory early education and care). These changes will improve Western Australian vaccination rates to achieve optimal coverage. Children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases and are a major source of their transmission.   To find out more visit: https://www.mediastataments.…
Applications for the 2019 Children's Week Community Grants are now open. The grants of up to $1,000 are available to not-for -profit community groups and local governments to host events in remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia To find out more visit this link  
  Architects appointed for the new Child Parent Centre at Arbor Grove Primary School Centre will provide essential health and wellbeing services to parents and children in Ellenbrook Construction to begin in January 2020  Construction on a new centre that will provide essential health and wellbeing services to families in Ellenbrook is a step closer. Hodge Collard Preston Architects have been selected to design the new Child Parent Centre to be based at Arbor Grove Primary School.…
Funded by the Department of Communities and Royalties for Regions this professional learning is specifically designed for Early Childhood Services focusing on Trauma Informed Practices and Positive Behaviour Supports
Connected Beginnings is a Commonwealth funded initiative based on a 'collective impact' model aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal families with children under school age. In July, 2019 it was announced that Connected Beginnings will be delivered in Derby, Mowanjum and Pandanus Park communities with World Vision as the lead agency.
Registrations are open and the program for the Midwest Early Childhood Summit have been released!   Program The Summit program is attached below- We recommend you look through the program before registering, to determine which sessions you would like to attend (because you need to select these when purchasing your tickets).  Registrations Registrations are available for industry professionals and can be completed online…
The support role for Early Years Networks (Networks) across Western Australia transitioned to the Department of Communities (Communities) on 30 June 2019.   The transition of the support role for Networks to Communities provides an opportunity for the Departments of Health and Education and the whole of community to help deliver the Bright Future target in the early years.…
Consultation is important to the Department of Communities, we encourage you to share your views on strategies and plans for the people of Western Australia. Access it here




Subscribe to our monthly Early Years Edit , an e-newsletter from the Department of Communities (Communities) for Early Years Networks and stakeholders. Each month you'll receive informative articles about early years information, events and news. We hope you like the new design, new format and new ways of sharing our knowledge and news with you. You can subscribe here

If you would like to find out what the Department of Communities is doing in the Early Years and Parenting space then visit the Department's website, and the Families WA Facebook page.

Communities provides many one off grants to community sector organisations and local governments to plan and implement projects, events and initiatives that help improve the lives of children and families.

Access the grant programs here.