Education Family Services

Raising Happy Kids

About the program

Raising Happy Kids combines a number of leading approaches and delivers the program in a reflective circle with parents being asked to engage with and reflect on interactions with their children.

Specifically, the RHK program utilises:

  • Montessori philosophy and a carefully prepared environment
  • 3a approach and ASQ-Trak for assessment
  • Circle of Security to aid relationships and attachment
  • Evidence-based approach throughout


Montessori Parenting Playgroup

Our Montessori Parenting Playgroup uses a purpose-built environment for parents and carers to come with their kids, learn about Montessori Parenting and connect with other families. We show you how Montessori teachers guide children toward independence and self-mastery while offering parents a program for self-reflection and meaningful practice at home.

The program is run every Tuesday and is usually run in alignment with the school term.  Attendance for the duration of the program is recommended – CLICK HERE TO ENROL.

For Service Providers

MCF assists Service Providers to deliver the Raising Happy Kids program to their clientele.

  • The playgroups functions as a Montessori playgroup and, as a family strengthening program  
  • MCF provides equipment, materials, 2 weeks of intensive training and ongoing training support
  • MCF can fully fund or assist with funding applications for the running of the program – click here to apply to use the program

Training Raising Happy Kids Facilitators.

The Raising Happy Kids training program completed its pilot course in Term 4, 2021. MCF is expanding this training program in 2022.

Cairns, QLD: YumiHaus








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