Setting up a Play Steps Playgroup
Why Play Steps?
Play Steps Playgroups come in many shapes and sizes. Some have structure, some are organic and all have embedded intentional teaching practice. Above all they are responsive to a child’s strengths, abilities and needs. Successful Play Steps Playgroups:
- respond to community needs
- address developmental needs of children, families and the school community
- build and strengthen parental involvement by recognising families as first teachers
- foster high quality parent-child-school interaction
- are inclusive and non-threatening
- support families to connect and collaborate
- provide continuity, predictability and repetition or layering of learning.
For ideas on how to plan your Play Steps Playgroup, go the Resources section of this website.