RIDBC celebrates inspiring dads with morning tea

Noah sharing morning tea with his dad Geoff

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Rockie Woofit Preschool held an early Father’s Day celebration on Tuesday 1 September 2015, with a morning tea for dads.

RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool was purpose built to cater for the needs of children with hearing loss. The morning was a great opportunity for fathers to meet and spend time with other parents and to see what the children have been working on in class.

“We put on a morning tea as a way of celebrating our dads and how special they are to us!” said RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool Director, Julie Kaney.

“Children with hearing loss get the best possible start in life when they get early access to three things – the right technology, a dedicated family and specialist early intervention. Families of children with hearing loss often face many challenges so Father’s Day really is a great opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work of our parents!”

The children enjoyed showing off the preschool to their fathers.

“The morning was also a great educational opportunity for the children as we are currently looking at the topic of ‘the family’ in our language development program. We used the morning tea to talk our students about their families – what their family means to them and how everyone’s family is different!”

RIDBC Rockie Woofit Preschool is a reverse integration preschool meaning that children from the community who have typical hearing also attend and are excellent language and learning models for their peers.

To find out more about RIDBC's full range of programs for children with vision or hearing loss, go to www.ridbc.org.au or call 1300 581 391.

RIDBC is Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education and cochlear implant services for people with hearing or vision loss, supporting thousands of adults, children and their families, each year.

RIDBC relies heavily on fundraising and community support to be able to continue to make a difference in children's lives.