Safe Journeys Safe Communities

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Safe Journeys Safe Communities is a Kids and Traffic collaborative road safety education project.
Throughout this project we share the stories of early childhood organisations working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.

Safe Journeys Safe Communities highlights the importance of taking a whole-of-service approach to road safety education. The stories featured have emerged from the real life travel experiences of children and families and address local road safety needs and concerns. At the heart of each story are the relationships between educators and families – an integral part of connected, meaningful, community-focused road safety education.

From March 2015 and throughout 2016, we will feature new stories documenting community-specific road safety education initiatives and partnerships. Each story details the wonderful work early childhood educators are doing to support NSW families and communities to keep children safe in and around vehicles. Creative road safety education strategies and resources are linked to each story. You can download these to inspire or complement road safety education in your community.

We acknowledge the Darug people – the traditional custodians of the land on which Macquarie University stands and where much of our work for Safe Journeys Safe Communities was undertaken. We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

We also acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which those early childhood organisations we worked with stand. We pay our respect to the people who live, work, learn and grow in these places and to all who have come before them.

The Kids and Traffic team extends sincere thanks to everyone who helped create Safe Journeys                        Safe Communities. This includes peak early childhood groups, Aboriginal community organisations, local government agencies, educators, community members and Elders we consulted during this project. Your contributions have helped us to collaboratively shape a collection of authentic, relevant and meaningful road safety education strategies and resources for early childhood services and their communities.

We thank…

KU Children’s services
SDN Children’s Services
Ngroo Education Incorporated
Hornsby Shire Council – Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Program
Aboriginal Early Childhood Support and Learning Inc
Indigenous Professional Development Support Unit NSW
Warawara, Macquarie University

We greatly appreciate the opportunities we had to walk alongside the nine early childhood groups featured in Safe Journeys Safe Communities. Thank you for welcoming us into your services and communities. We look forward to continuing our work together and sharing our collaborative stories with the wider world.

We thank…

Tregear Presbyterian Preschool
Goodstart Early Learning – Blue Haven
Gilgandra Preschool
Western Sydney Aboriginal Transition to School Network
Riverstone Child Care Centre
Gainmara-Birrilee Preschool Association – Brewarrina
Kooloora Preschool – Toukley Public School
KU Macarthur Family Program (Murrubin Playgroup) – Macquarie Fields
Yuluwirri Kids, Coonabarabran Preschool and Long Day Care Centre

We hope you enjoy our Safe Journeys Safe Communities stories …

 

 

 

 

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