Thanks to CSU and all our supporters for their generous donations towards decodable readers, equipment for our learning room and assistive technology for our service.

Early Connections successfully applied for the CSU Education Community-University Partnerships (CUP) funding.

Their support is helping us to lift literacy in the Hastings and support regional families. Thank you.

Since the launch of The Literacy Team in 2019 we’ve upskilled in Sounds-Write and Speech Pathologist Mary Cameron attended the Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour which highlighted the importance of phonological awareness.

Early Connections thanks CSU for their generosity and ongoing support.

“Without the support of CSU Education Community Partnerships we simply wouldn’t have the right books to support the children’s learning. On behalf of our team and all the families, the grant is very much appreciated,” said Mary.

“We’re working with children with any literacy difficulty and it includes specific learning disorders like dyslexia. A lot of our children have ADHD as well,” added Mary.

“There are some fantastic stories of children who couldn’t read last year and are now gaining fluency.”

“There’s a massive service gap for children with literacy difficulties in the Hastings, it’s so important we meet this need.”

Thanks to Charles Sturt University for supporting The Literacy Team at Early Connections. The grant has helped us purchase Decodable Readers which we use alongside evidence-based phonics Sounds-Write.