About the program

The program is all about Raising Happy Kids (RHK).  There are numerous studies that show that happy kids outperform unhappy ones in almost every dimension but this is something every parent already knows, the questions is how do you go about it?

RHK 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:

Streams

Currently there are two streams of the program, the Montessori Parenting Playgroup and the Montessori Playgroup.

 

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 independance and self mastery while offering parents a program for self reflection and meaningful practice at home.

The program is run over two mornings per week and is usually run in alignment with the school term.  Attendence for the duration of the program is required.

Find out more here.

Montessori Playgroup

Our Montessori Playgroup uses our purpose built environment for parents and carers to come with their kids, experience the Montessori environment and connect with other families. Our facilitators guide children toward independance and self mastery.

The program is available over two mornings per week and is usually run in alignment with the school term.  Attendence for the duration of the program is not required, parents can drop in and if space is available can attend the session.

Find out more here.

 

ASSISTANCE FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

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

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

Program Locations

Presently the program is completing its pilot phase (will be complete in Q4 2021) and will be expanded in the coming years

Cairns QLD : YumiHaus

Downloads

ASQ-TRAK

ASQ-Trak is a ages and stages questionnaire – it is a great tool to assess a child’s development and is used periodically to assess the childs’ development as part of the program.  

PSA-10

The PSA is a parent screening tool we use periodically to assess the progress of parents and carers as they attend the program.  Where gaps are identified they are incorporated into the plan for the parent/carer so as to provide the optimal outcome for the program.

Complete the PSA-10 for yourself