Youngsters get i-savvy
STUDENTS at the Yenu Allowah Early Childhood Centre have been given a head start after being granted a bundle of new learning technologies.
The Mt Druitt centre has partnered with the Federal Government’s Early Start initiative, which focuses on bringing about better outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
Yenu Allowah received four iPads, along with one giant iPad and an interactive whiteboard.
Centre chief executive Christine Foreshaw said the kids were benefiting from the new technology.
“They are really enjoying the equipment,” she said.
“Their curiosity is answered with the technology and their abilities are ex- panded. Now we can have interactive classes and communicate with other classes from around Australia, and share ideas and examples.”
The technology, and associated apps, open a world of opportunity, such as access to virtual excursions.
Staff will also benefit as they complete training modules online, as well as receiving resources.