School Support Programs
Child Australia has grown from an organisation focused on the inclusion of children with additional needs in early childhood settings to one that delivers an interdependent network of activities designed to achieve the best long-term outcomes for our community’s children. Placing the child at the centre of our support model. Child Australia’s activities include programs that support parents and families as children’s first teachers; the delivery of exemplar services in the education and care of children; professional development and support services to enhance the quality of care in early and middle childhood settings and a crucial role in sector leadership and advocacy.
Early Childhood Australia NT Branch
An advocacy group for children up to 8 years old provides a voice for children on any issue relating to them.
Children’s Inclusion Support Services
Provides support, resources and training for child-care services to empower carers with confidence, skills and knowledge in successfully caring for children with special needs.
Children with additional needs may include those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous children, those with disabilities or developmental delay and refugees who have experienced torture or trauma during their refugee experiences.
Families & Schools Together (FAST) NT
Families and Schools Together (FAST) is a program that focuses on strengthening families by improving their relationships within the family and between families and schools. All families can join a FAST program.
Baby FAST, Kids FAST and Youth FAST operate across various locations in the Northern Territory. Families attend the eight-week program, which involves coming together once a week and intentionally spending time together as a family.
Activities may include sharing a meal and undertaking family activities. Participants also have the opportunity to be involved in Parent Group and Kids Time.
FAST is an evidence based program utilising strengths-based approach and provides training for local community members and agency workers to run the program. Parents are empowered to be the leaders of their families.
Located: Primary School based Social & Emotional Wellbeing Program
Referred by: Principal or Staff
Operating out of: Moulden Primary, Karama Primary, Woodroffe Primary, Driver Primary, Anula Primary & Malak Primary Schools
Save the Children Staff Contact: Catherine Collier phone: 041 720 0170
The Smith Family – Communities for Children
Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfC FP) is a place based initiative, using a whole of community approach to support and enhance early childhood development and wellbeing for children from birth to 12 years.