Early childhood education impact

After a four month pilot, an exciting chapter in the WT3 journey came to a close in July 2019.

With part of the design process including a reflect session that explored what was learned, to celebrate the significant successes, to identify work through the challenges and explore opportunities for improvement.

In addition to the session to review the success and challenges of the project TACSI also participated in an evaluation workshop facilitated by project partners Clear Horizons. This was designed to reflect and share the collective insights of the journey so far and included input from the service partner, Department of Education, the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS) and TACSI. TasCOSS also shared the impact and experiences of the families who participated in the WT3 program.

What was heard was many positive stories of change both for individual children but also for the families who participated in the initiative. What became evident was the impact that was felt primarily when it came to relationship building between children and the educators and their parents/carers and educators.

What’s next?

We are now in a wrap up phase of this project and TACSI will complete recommendations for the proposed WT3 service model moving forward. This will include opportunities for scaling WT3 to additional locations across Tasmania from 2020. These recommendations will be in partnership with the Department of Education and others, so that more children and families can benefit from the WT3 opportunity.

It’s been hugely rewarding to see the early outcomes and the positive impact the 4-months pilot has had on children, families and educators.

We are very excited for what’s to come!