Play Is The Way-Early Childhood Learning Resources
Published on June 7, 2016 um 14:35
Explain your idea in details:
The Problem and Opportunity Childcare centers in Australia need to invest in learning resources and promote sustainability as it is reflected in the National Quality Framework. There is always a need for more learning resources that promote sustainability and giving back to developing communities. Despite how Early Childhood Education is highly recognized and prioritized by Australian society, educators (the people responsible for delivering such standards of education) need to be more empowered to help them develop their craft and be financially comfortable to pursue unrequited passion in Early Childhood Education. The Philippines, a developing country, does not have a proper early childhood program for children, and such kind of education where play is the way is such a foreign concept in government run daycares. Early Childhood Education, being the formative years of a persons life needs to be improved by building programs to retain more teachers, as well as by providing sustainable learning resources. United Nations: Every Child Has The Right To Play . Philippines is Asias hub for eco-friendly handicrafts. Childcare educators in Australia deepen their passion for education as they find financial empowerment through designing resources. Outsourcing design production reduces cost, yet empowers another nation. Digital marketing allows cheap marketing overhead too, and operations cost.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Theory of Change We believe that all Children despite their social-cultural background deserve the opportunity to access play-based learning programs to help build their foundations of critical thinking and a deep respect and appreciation for the environment. We also believe that collaborations of professionals from the education industry and the handcraft industry between a developed country such as Australia and a developing country such as the Philippines are viable and sustainable through digital platforms and technology. Furthermore, this relationship will be able to deliver high-quality learning resources that would increase the market for the childcare industry in Australia, while supporting the foundations of early childhood programs in the Philippines. Accordingly, our theory of change is that if the educators in the Childcare Industry here in Australia could pursue their passion for designing learning resources, then the following would ensue: These educators would have an avenue to share their ideas and passion to thousands of children over time while having an opportunity to finding financial empowerment for their passion. Current social enterprises in the Philippines who support jobs through handicraft livelihood programs would give more opportunities to those Filipinos who need jobs. The more orders childcare centers make on learning resources, the more profit goes to teacher development programs run by partner organization: World Wide Familia. For every $1000 worth of learning resources ordered, a weekend workshop is sponsored for 3-5 Filipino Daycare workers and $100 for the educator who designed the learning resource.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
> Australian Educators design learning resources based on the curriculum.
> The design goes to the group of social enterprises of the Philippines and it is decided on the specialty of the social enterprise (ex, ANTHILL specializes on woven design, LAPOME is PLUSH toys, Lets Go Natural-native accessories, CheekyCheek is Organization, and so on) which design goes to which specific social enterprise.
>The social enterprise makes the prototype
>The prototypes are tested in a childcare setting and their price is based on impact, brand value, expert cost, and production >Prototypes are digitally marketed to childcare centers ready for order
Marketing Department - creating customer funnel Logistics - sending products to Australia from Philippines
Network Marketing for Educators - create online network for educators
Entrepreneur - develops business strategy Stakeholders - provides consultancy and advice for key decisions
Accountant - manages finances and budget
Personal Investment: Low cost since I will be collaborating with existing entrepreneurs with existing business models, and with educators with reliable knowledge. I pay for the first few batches of prototypes being made. Orders will also be made on order basis with 50% down payment from the childcare center.
Crowd Funding: I intend to link up with a law firm, accounting firm, and big children's clothe's/toy company for law/accounting/marketing service for free in exchange of adopting our company as CSR.
Grants: I intend to constantly search for grants so I can begin my first set of production with digital marketing, targeting ($5000-$10000) to build the company
I am a 30-year old mother of a 3 year old. I whole heartedly believe in the power of an effective, play-based early childhood education. After traveling as an English teacher in Spain, I found that my vocation was in Education. Passionate about educations power to help communities develop, I realized that in order to move forward, education must be financially and environmentally sustainable. My ideas on education are a by-product of my experience as a teacher and facilitator in various international learning communities in the Philippines, Spain, South Africa, and Australia. I have been working with children since I was eight years old, and I am always amazed at what they can do with quality, well-thought-of, intentional playbased activities. Currently residing in Sydney, Australia, Im an Educator in a child care center. It is in this environment where I am exposed to the increasing and wellresourced market of the Early Childhood Education industry in Australia. I am also exposed to many like-minded passionate and talented educators who make resources worth sharing for the sake of quality education. Previous to my experience as an Educator, I founded a children's center in Bohol, Philippines. The children's center which was called Friendly Waters Children's Center, gave me the experience to learn the groundwork of creating an idea and turning it into a financially sustainable system. In my past experience as an entrepreneur in education, I have met and collaborated with several livelihood programs that specialize in handicrafts. They have helped me make educational resources. I have worked with government daycare workers and highly advocate their empowerment as educators shaping the Filipino education mindset. This is not just a business for me, but a cause.
Stage of Idea
planning stage, start-up stage
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