Ngallu Wal Aboriginal Child & Family Centre is proud to be celebrating the end of our first year implementing the Connected Beginnings program to support the school readiness needs of Aboriginal children and their families in Doonside NSW.
Through this exciting Commonwealth Government Initiative, the dedicated and professional Connected Beginnings team has spent the last 12 months engaging collaboratively with local Aboriginal children, families, childcare centres and schools to empower Aboriginal children and their families in their school readiness journey.
Through the Connected Beginnings program, and other Ngallu Wal sponsored initiatives, we have been able to provide Aboriginal children and families with a range of services and supports to assist them in preparing for school. In 2018 these initiatives included:
- Dedicated case coordination services.
- Comprehensive multi-disciplinary allied health assessment services.
- Comprehensive primary health assessment services.
- Ngallu Wal Supported Playgroups.
- Ngallu Wal School Readiness Program.
- Ngallu Wal Healthy Lifestyles Program.
- Ngallu Wal support programs and services.
- Ngallu Wal community events and forums.
The Connected Beginnings program is providing the team at Ngallu Wal with an opportunity to effectively integrate early childhood, maternal and child health, and family support services with schools to support the school readiness of Aboriginal children and their families. This is supported by complementary Ngallu Wal sponsored programs that provide an increased range of direct targeted support program and service options to support the identified needs of Connected Beginnings families. This comprehensive and holistic approach has seen the Connected Beginnings team to provide targeted support for more than 50 Aboriginal children and their families over the course of 2018
If you would like more information about the Connected Beginnings program, please contact Ngallu Wal Aboriginal Child & Family Centre on 1800 642 558.