Early year outcomes

Mallee Family Care event co-ordinator Prue Piez with grandchildren Sophie Morton, 5, Lucas Morton, 3, and Alex Piez, 2. The three children are looking forward to Mallee Family Care’s fundraising event Play Along with Sam for the start of Early Years Week at Mildura Arts Centre.Picture: Louise Donges

Mallee Family Care event co-ordinator Prue Piez with grandchildren Sophie Morton, 5, Lucas Morton, 3, and Alex Piez, 2. The three children are looking forward to Mallee Family Care’s fundraising event Play Along with Sam for the start of Early Years Week at Mildura Arts Centre.Picture: Louise Donges

IMPROVING the lives of Sunraysia children during their early years is the focus of a week of events, kicking off this Sunday.

Mildura records some concerning statistics, including that on average prep students miss up to four weeks of school each year, and one in three children are not read to by their parents on a daily basis.

In response, Mallee Family Care is working towards creating positive habits of the region’s families that will give children a better start to life.

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