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Funding open for parent initiatives

Monday, August 7, 2017

Applications are now open for $80,000 worth of funding to support strategies identified by parents and parent groups to increase participation in their child’s learning and education.

Parent Initiatives in Education (PIE) funded initiatives aim to increase parent and caregivers’ understanding of what children are learning and how they can support their child’s education at home through positive relationships with their child’s school or preschool.

In previous years, PIE funding has supported parenting forums, curriculum information sessions, cultural workshops, community events and consultations and surveys.

Background

Eligibility for funding and applications are available at on the SA Government website. Applications close Friday 1 September.

Applications that support increased representation in school and preschool decision making are encouraged. This includes parents with children who are Aboriginal, transient, from low-socioeconomic or multicultural backgrounds and have a disability or learning difficulty.

Quotes attributable to Executive Directors Early Years and Child Development, Ann-Marie Hayes

Parents and caregivers play a huge role in their child’s development and we know that when parents are engaged in their child’s education they are more successful academically, socially and emotionally.

We have seen some very successful initiatives come out of the PIE funding which have had a significant impact on increasing family connections with their preschool or school and within their community.

One school successfully connected multicultural families with services in the community and provided advice around parenting methods and strategies to support their child’s development at home.