PROGRESS...

We enjoy learning more about the families that take part in our program as we discuss goals that we can work towards during each term. Quite often the goal is simple and is achieved every time the child shows up for class. The opportunity to participate in a development program designed to improve a range of skills and increase social awareness is too good to pass up.

So, how do we measure progress? Well, it depends on what your expectations are. This week we observed a child kicking the ball for the very first time and it was the high point of my afternoon. We also witnessed children becoming more involved in "the big game". They were running and kicking with intention, and this was perhaps my highlight of the week.  

Next Step allows the child to progress at their own rhythm without any pressure, expectation or need to design a plan. The plan consists of participating and helping unlock the child’s true potential. We know how to recognise progress, and it’s often found in the simplest of forms.

 

Jose Bello

Foundation Director

 

FIRST DAY BACK..

Were back!  Day 1 is always exciting. New faces, new friendships to be made, new skills to be learnt and lots of fun to be had. Today we started our class in Epping and welcomed 3 new children to our program.

For some, Day 1 can be a time to observe, to become familiar with a new environment and its people. It can be over stimulating and loud, whistles blowing, children screaming, coaches giving instructions, but that's what we love at Next Step. We love these beginnings because we know that the outcomes can be incredibly rewarding. 

Next Step is more than a program, it's a community of families, friends and dedicated teachers that work together for a common goal - to give our kids the best possible start to life. I look forward to sharing with you the progress of our children and also giving you an insight into new pathways that we are building.

 

Jose Bello

Foundation Director