Escare Archives 2005-2006

Furniture Exchange Program Moves

The Furniture Exchange Program moves to Esperance Care Services. Over the past 10 years, the program had been very successful in providing families, with a genuine need, with furniture for their homes.

Staff Changes

laura joJuly saw the return of Jo Aberle as the Escare Coordinator.

Laura Sime was appointed to the new position of Family Support Worker to provide information, resources and practical support to local families.

Aboriginal Resource Worker

The Department for Community Development employed Lorette Trocinski as a part time Aboriginal Resource Worker. Lorette’s role is to assist in the development of life skills such as budgeting and parenting.

Adult Learners Week 2005 Activity

A great Scrap booking workshop was held as part of Adult Learners Week with an intergenerational theme.

A small grant was obtained form the Department of Education & Training and young parents, and their parents, created pieces to celebrate their families.

The Active After School Communities Program

The Active After School Program was offered at Esperance Outside School Hours Care in 2005. This happened twice a week and the children chose if they to participated. The focus being on multi-skill development games and movement activities.

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2006 Escare Archives

Esperance Financial Counseling Service

Escare started a new Financial Counseling Service primarily targeting families on low incomes, facing financial difficulties and will provide an holistic service to families facing difficulties. Our Financial Counsellor is Ellen Moffat.

Learn more about the Esperance Financial Counselling Service.

Adult Learners Week 2006 Workshop

Escare Family Support Service was successful in securing funding to run a ‘Play’ workshop as part of Adult Learners Week 2006. Local activity grants are provided by the Dept. of Education and Training.

Adult Learners Week 2006 provides an opportunity for individuals to celebrate their personal learning and for organisations to promote learning opportunities that they provide.

Escare presented a FREE interactive workshop for parents. Occupational therapist, Howard Reddyhough, ran the workshop, which included developmental aspects of play and making toys from recycled items. The main theme of the workshop was that expensive toys are not required to enhance our children’s development.

Adult Community Education (ACE) - 'Living Workshops Series'

Escare ran a series of FREE Adult Community Education (ACE) workshops entitled ‘Living Workshops Series’.

Workshops included; ‘Parenting Teenagers and Pre-teens’, ‘Teaching Protective Behaviours’, ‘Parenting… the Primary Years ‘with Claire Franklin, ‘Effective Communication ‘with David Szczecinski, and a number of financial management workshops called ‘Money Matters’.

Backyard Blitz at Outside School Hours Care

Rotary Esperance MakeoverEscare would like to thank the wonderful Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Esperance, who have transformed the sandy yard of the George Street Centre (Outside School Hours Care and Creche) to a beautiful child care play area!

The children and staff are feeling very special that their centre has been treated to such a fantastic makeover.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Esperance!