Images from a visit to our local Farmers Market…
Is this parsnip? Daddy loves parsnip.
(photo taken seconds before Immy takes a big bite off the end of one raw parsnip!)
Mmmm.. yummy organic bacon fresh from the BBQ.
Listening to some live music.
Our identity is also formed by our relationship with the place we inhabit, our community.
The child is a citizen of the city.
The (preschool) children go out into their local community every week. They live the city as an educational experience, it is a constant source of learning projects – the crowds, the architecture, public sculpture, the rain.
Every opportunity for the children to be involved in community activities is taken.
There is an emphasis on collaboration between the child – family – community to support the learning of the child.
This prescence of children within the community provides greater visibility to childhood, to the importance of early education.
The community shares responsibility for the welfare and the education of the child.
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