The Community Hub
The Community Hub strategy aims to contribute to a greater sense of belonging for children and families, local services and the community as a whole.
The hub is “a way of working together” to establish dynamic child and family services set within a universal early-years framework and offers a responsive range of activities to meet the diverse needs of the community.
The strategy draws on research findings which demonstrate that high-needs children and families benefit from community partnerships in early childhood that mobilise resources at a local level, to better meet young children’s needs. (CCCH & Good Beginnings Australia, 2003; Katz & Valentine, 2007). Community hubs bring essential elements of existing services, including preschool, playgroups, primary school, childcare programs, staff and expertise, into an integrated model.