Kids Matter

Macquarie Hills Community Preschool is a Kids Matter service. Kids Matter is an Australian Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative providing a way for everyone to share their perspective and experience.

Experiences in the early years affect long term mental health, relationships, and learning. Good mental health is vital for learning and life, and like physical health, is something we all need to have.

At Macquarie Hills Community Preschool we value and encourage spontaneous and planned experiences that create humour, happiness and satisfaction. We believe that through our secure relationships our children develop confidence and feel respected and valued. We support children to develop the skills and understanding they need to interact with others. By using Kids Matter, Macquarie Hills Community Preschool supports children to develop their own strategies to manage and cope with the unexpected and to be open to new challenges and discoveries.