Reimagine Australia provides support, resources, training and development for early childhood practitioners to best enable them in their work with families of children who have additional needs.
As the holders of the relationships of the highest trust with families, early childhood practitioners are in a unique position to influence the best outcomes hold the highest relationship of trust with families of children who require additional support.
Reimagine Australia has built its program of support for practitioners around contemporary, evidence-based best practice. Best practice acknowledges that a family knows their child better than anyone else, and that parents and caregivers have the most powerful influence on their child’s development.
Contemporary evidence shows that by working in partnership with parents and caregivers (that is, the adults who have the deepest relationships with the child) in a family-centred way, practitioners will significantly improve outcomes for children with developmental delay and/or disability.
Experience tells us that children learn best in everyday situations with familiar people. Practitioners who are aligned with best practice work to build the capacity of families to be able to support and encourage their child’s development through everyday learning in their day-today environments, such as their home and child care, or in the community in places like the playground or a shopping centre and so on.
Reimagine Australia provides early childhood practitioners with up-to-date information and tools that support children to realise positive outcomes. We also work to strengthen public policy and programs by promoting the benefits of best practice early childhood support to government.
We invite you to explore what Reimagine has to offer and become part of a movement that is helping to change lives.