With the end of the year fast approaching, Sing&Grow takes a moment to reflect on the growth of the project in 2013:
New services offered (Off to School Programs and Music to Play, Praise and Protect Workshops)
Ongoing evaluations to ensure quality assurance and maximum benefit within services (Off to School Initial evaluation report available early 2014; Community Placement Main Study Evaluation Report due mid-2014)
New partnerships developed (Including a research partnership with Melbourne University)
Involvement in the trial of a National Online Database for the Department of Social Services Family Support Program
The launch of our new website www.singandgrow.org
Continued support of our international Sing&Grow partners (Sing&Grow UK)
Networking and presentation of our work at numerous Australian conferences (Australian Music Therapy Conference, Sydney; Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Melbourne; Infant and Early Childhood Social and Emotional Wellbeing Conference, Canberra; and the Australasian Marce Society Conference, Melbourne)
And plenty of work behind the scenes towards the development of new resources and greater reach to be unveiled in 2014 - in fact you are soon to experience a whole 'NEW LOOK' Sing&Grow!
We are ready to hit the ground running in January and can't wait to be back sharing music with families when the start of Term 1 2014 comes round! Until then, we extend wishes to you for a safe, joyous and music-filled festive season with your families.
The National Sing&Grow Team