Early Intervention Programs
R.O.A.R Playgroups - Campbelltown
Our Yummy Café provides a safe and accessible space for culturally diverse families of the Rosemeadow/ Ambarvale area. YWCA NSW Playgroups offer a structured program to support positive parenting and engagement in their community – supported playgroups 0-5 yrs, as well as structured school holiday activities.
Communities for Children – Lismore/Murwillimbah
YWCA NSW is engaged by the Australian Government as the facilitating partner for this initiative using a community development approach for both Lismore and Murwillumbah.
Communities for Children provides support for local communities to develop early childhood initiatives. This project focuses on supporting the health and early development needs of young children aged 0-12 years, supporting parents and building child-friendly communities.
As a Community Partner YWCA NSW is involved in training, forums, sector development, child protection and family week activities.
We are aiming to give children in the communities of Lismore and Murwillumbah, the best possible start in life so that they arrive at school happy, healthy and ready to learn.
Kids4Life Playgroup – Lismore/Goonellabah
Three supported playgroups provide parents with an opportunity to develop supportive networks, share experiences of parenting and be supported to access services and programs which could strengthen their families. At the playgroups children socialize, play and learn in a structured and positive environment.
The 3 supported playgroups are run for families in Lismore & Goonellabah who have children 0-5 years of age and include: the Many Voices playgroup for families from a culturally & linguistically diverse background, the Polkadots General playgroup and the Goorie Playgroup for Aboriginal & Torres strait islander families.
Kids 4 LIFE Community Capacity Building activities include: the Harmony Day celebration in March, National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day celebration in August, a Goorie Baby Health Morning in May and the Goonellabah Early Literacy Program.
Ngulliboo Muggi (All of Us Strong) Transition Program – Lismore
Ngulliboo Muggi is a play-based, early learning support program for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children aged from 3.5 to 5 years and their families during the transition period from the home to school. Ngulliboo Muggi uses a whole of family approach, partnering with parents/carers to ensure that the children have the social, emotional and language skills needed for school. Families work with program staff and attend Family Team Meetings, where they learn about and set goals around their child’s needs and development. Families are also supported with broader needs and connected to relevant services.
Home Interaction Program For Parents And Youngsters (HIPPY) – Goonellabah
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home-based early learning and parenting program for families with young children. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, HIPPY is a voluntary program to support parents to be their child's first teacher and the children to be school ready.
HIPPY Goonellabah and surrounds has a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
HIPPY families spend around 10 to 15 minutes a day, five days a week, doing educational activities together. Home tutors schedule regular weekly or fortnightly visits with parents to work through the program activities in the family’s home. Parents are also encouraged to participate in regular parent group meetings.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia.
To find out more about any of our programs and services, please contact our head office: firstname.lastname@example.org