CONGRATULATIONS CHARLOTTE ROBERTSON!
Our very own Charlotte Robertson from Glenfield Kindergarten is going to explore how early childhood teachers can best support children who have a parent in prison thanks to a $15,000 travel fellowship she has won.
The Margaret M Blackwell Travel Fellowship is awarded annually to a person working in early childhood education to enable international study that will benefit the profession in Aotearoa.
Ms Robertson has already led workshops for early education teachers to raise awareness of what children with a parent in prison face.
“When a parent is imprisoned, children experience trauma – from changes in kinship and care to financial strain, and the challenges of visiting and reintegration,” she says.
Ms Robertson will travel to Australia, the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the United Kingdom to catch up with researchers and practitioners and the latest innovations. Her focus is on practical and appropriate ways early childhood teachers can support affected children.
Find out more about Charlotte and how she plans on carrying out this fantastic award!