Celebrating Crazy Hair Day has become an annual event on the Jumpstart calendar. Besides being a lot of fun for children and childcare staff, Crazy Hair Day assists to raise money for a worthwhile cause – providing services for people suffering from cystic fibrosis.
Crazy hair day is a fundraising event that every childcare organisation and school are encouraged to participate in. It is a simple concept that allows participants to wear crazy hair styles to school or a childcare setting. Every participant makes a gold coin donation to the cause. Crazy hair day in a childcare setting is a day full of wild hairstyles and lots of fun.
Cystic Fibrosis is a condition that causes mucus in the body to become unusually thick. This thickness creates health issues particularly in the lungs and pancreas as these organs become more susceptible to infection from germs that people without the condition would not usually be affected by. The condition is genetic in nature and currently there is no cure for it.
Funds raised on the day will go towards funding support services such as counselling, respite services and providing some financial support.
Besides its fundraising capacity, crazy hair day helps to create awareness of cystic fibrosis.
Crazy Hair Day 2021 will be hosted at Jumpstart Childcare and Kids Kinder services throughout the week of Monday 26th – Friday 30th July 2021.
Jumpstart is fully supportive of this fundraising activity and encourages all staff and children to be involved in the day. We will celebrate the day in four key ways.
To encourage involvement and acknowledgment of this event the childcare management and staff will encourage families to engage in this event by hosting Crazy Hair Week at their services where parents are encouraged to donate a gold coin and dressing their child in their craziest hair styles. Hair Week
It is really important that we take the opportunity to educate the children about what cystic fibrosis is. This education is about creating awareness of the condition and how simple actions taken by children can help protect people with the condition from unnecessary infections.
As cystic fibrosis is a condition that makes the person more susceptible to infection, a discussion of cystic fibrosis naturally leads into a discussion about preventing the transmission of germs.
This discussion will centre around how germs are spread and how to prevent that spread. Good hygiene practices such as regular hand washing with soap and water and the proper ways to cough or sneeze (into the elbow) will be discussed.. These concepts help the children learn about good hygiene and respect for others as well as being applied specifically to cystic fibrosis.
Particular attention will be placed upon hand washing and when and how it should be done. Children will be reminded that hands should be washed regularly and at appropriate time such as after going to the toilet and before/after meals.
Crazy Hair Day is a wonderful day that allows our community to have fun, raise funds for a worthwhile cause and learn about protecting others through our actions.