Raising Happy Kids Facilitators Course

  • by jorian
  • Course level: Intermediate


What is Raising Happy Kids?

Raising Happy Kids is a parenting program and supported playgroup for families with young children. It is specially developed for Indigenous Australian families in remote Queensland communities.

Raising Happy Kids is the combination of a quality early-years playgroup and, a reflective parenting circle.

The Raising Happy Kids program aims to:


– Prepare children and their families for a successful transition to school and beyond.

– Empower people in remote communities with knowledge of early childhood development and positive parenting skills.

– Build the capacity of remote communities to deliver a quality and sustainable program for families.


What is Montessori

​Montessori is a set of principles and practices aimed at supporting children’s natural development. The RHK playgroup environment is purposefully designed to support young children’s independence and foster a love of learning, using these principles. Course participants will learn how to understand and support children from the perspective of a Montessori-trained playgroup facilitator.


What is in it for trainees?

– Trainees will receive a certificate of achievement from the Montessori Children’s      Foundation (MCF).

– Trainees will be encouraged and supported to open a Raising Happy Kids playgroup in their    community – whether in Cairns or, more remotely.

– Trainees will be given practical support to apply for additional funding for their playgroup.

– They will receive regular 1:1 support from the Montessori Children’s Foundation.

– They will become part of a growing team of RHK facilitators.

Topics for this course

12 Lessons

Day 1?

Planes of Development, Understanding the Child
Planes of Development
Draft Lesson
Understanding the child
Brain Basics

Day 2?

Brain Basics

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Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

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