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Systems Change
Mid Coast 4 Kids is committed towards Systems Change: that means really “seeing" the underlying root causes that create issues in the first place and working out where and how to interrupt the system for positive change. “Programs help people beat the odds. Systems change helps change the odds”.
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Our Community Champions
The Mid Coast 4 Kids initiative is driven by a team of community minded champions who advocate for access and equality of services for all children across the Mid Coast region.
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First Steps Count Child and Community Centre
Clare Brennan is the Transition Manager overseeing the building of the First Steps Count Child and Community Centre (FSC), a unique facility in Taree, providing an integrated model of service delivery, coordinating programs and services for children, young people and families as well as serving as a thriving community hub.
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Tresillian in Manning Family Care Centre
Tresillian is a much loved and century old helping hand for parents and carers and we are very fortunate to now have these early parenting services in our Midcoast region. The Tresillian Early Parenting Centre in Taree is headed up by Rachel Starrett, the Nurse Unit Manager who brings with her 40 years of nursing experience.
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Paint the Town REaD
Sue Russell is a dedicated early childhood professional who has decades of experience..... but more than that she has a passion for the joy of reading with children and an understanding of all the benefits that brings to their wellbeing, learning and development. That's why Sue is a community champion driving the Paint the Town REad initiative in the Taree area.
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Linking Schools and Early Years
Narelle Kessey says working with Mid Coast 4 Kids as part of the Linking Schools in the Early Years (LSEY) program has been really valuable to see all the other organisations and groups that are really working hard to support families, particularly those with young children.
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Nabiac Playgroup
Kerry Clout, who takes the Nabiac playgroup each Monday morning is certainly one of Nabiac's quiet achievers. Kerry loves the work she does at the playgroup and really enjoys the interaction with kids and their families.
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Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
Rebecca Goodhue is the General Manager, Capacity Building with the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) which was kicked off in 2002 by former Australian of the Year and Epidemiologist Professor Fiona Stanley. It’s a not-for-profit, independent non-political organisation with a national focus and broad remit to improve the wellbeing of children and young people.
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Brighter beginnings: the first 2000 days

Mid Coast 4 Kids is very excited to be championing Brighter Beginnings: the first 2000 days, a NSW Government initiative which is based on evidence that shows why the early years of life (from conception to age five) are important for health and wellbeing outcomes across the lifespan.
 
Evidence such as 90% of a child’s brain development occurs by age 5 and early experiences in the first 2000 days of life can have flow-on impacts in every decade of their lifetime.
 
The Brighter Beginnings initiative is a “one stop shop” of resources for families when expecting a baby and throughout their child’s early life, and includes tools and resources to keep track of health and development milestones, access financial support, find early childhood education and care, start primary school, and return to work as well as emotional and legal support for parents.
 
Early experiences in the first 2000 days of life can have flow-on impacts in every decade of  a child’s lifetime.
With almost 100,000 births per year in NSW. Brighter Beginnings aims to provide families with the information they need, when they need it to make their decisions and empower families with clear, reliable and timely information
 

One of the valuable  online resources is the Learn the Signs, Act Early Milestone Monitoring Tools  that are in the Blue Book and help parents track their child’s development. Parents should speak to a Child and Family Health Nurse located in Child and Family Health Centres or doctor if they have concerns about how their child is growing, developing or behaving.

Click here to find out more about: 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘀. 𝗔𝗰𝘁 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆. 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀

To learn more about the Brighter Beginnings initiative visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/initiative/brighter-beginnings
 

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