Gurmesh Singh MP


Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh congratulates the team at Early Connections-Coffs Coast on their $27,500 State Government grant.

Mr Singh said the funding, under the Community Building Partnership 2020 program, will help deliver their Outdoor Play, Education and Therapy Environment project.

“This will focus on the development of their outdoor areas, including construction of natural learning environments for education and therapy for children and families with key workers, teachers and therapists,” Mr Singh said.

“This playground project is based on the belief that engaging with children in natural play spaces is best practice and can be more beneficial than conducting sessions indoors.

“Families can learn and practice skills and strategies in a safe environment.”

Mr Singh said the program at Early Connections-Coffs Coast aims to support families to become resilient, confident and capable participants in their community.

“Their mission is to offer a holistic program of life-changing early childhood intervention support through education, therapy, coaching and modelling,” Mr Singh said.

“Early Connections has a family centred approach and creates a team around each child and family who work together to develop and implement goals for the families.

“Their program, which supports 135 children and families from the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen local government areas, is changing lives for the better.”