These kids will have their day out

Central Coast Kids Day Out has launched a Time Capsule project

COVID-19 might have caused Central Coast Kids Day Out’s annual event to be cancelled for the first time in its 21 year history, but it hasn’t been able to stop the group’s special projects.

Online interviews with those involved in early childhood education and care can be seen on the CCKDO website and Facebook page, and now the group is excited to launch its Time Capsule project.

“We are inviting families and the kids on the Central Coast to be part of a history making project – the Central Coast Kids Day Out Time Capsule,” spokesperson Fran Cummings said.

“We are asking kids and families to tell their story, based on their experiences and told from their own perspective.

“The COVID Pandemic has had a big impact on how we live our lives.

“In the years to come, what we did at this time will become part of our families’ stories and traditions.

“We are all making history.

“Now is the time for families and kids of 2020 to make a record of it for families in 2070.”

Cummings said all parents needed to do was encourage and help their children to write, type or draw the story of life in this time of pandemic for the kids of 2070.

“Imagine – a history of a kid’s ‘new normal’, written by kids (and their families) for kids,” she said.

For details and to submit a contribution visit www.cckdo.org.

Contributions will be accepted until December 10.

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, praised the group for thinking of new and creative ways to spread awareness and provide some light-hearted fun.

“COVID-19 has caused so many organisations to miss out on crucial annual funding events which they rely on to provide services for the community,” she said.

“CCKDO is all about highlighting the importance and impact parenting has on our children, promoting the uniqueness and importance of the kids on the Central Coast.”

Tesch says it was great to see organisations such as CCKDO adapting.

“This year has pushed us to modify our way of life and it is great to see organisations like CCKDO embracing the change in a COVID-safe and educational way,” she said.

Terry Collins

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