Pathfinders Aboriginal Early Years (AEY) Program is a service to provide Aboriginal children between the ages of 2 and 6 years with access to quality pre-school and school education. Our goal is to make the transition to school as successful as possible for the child and their family.
The role of our AEY facilitators is to support the child and their family on their educational journey and to ensure that their education experience is a positive one. The facilitator will be available in an ongoing capacity after the child has entered pre-school or school to respond to any concerns or issues.
Our emphasis is to get the children in to a formal structured Early Childhood setting, with emphasis on children attending either Pre-school or Long Day Care. If needed our facilitators can work on a one-on-one basis with the child and their family to make the transition in to the Early Childhood system fun with minimal issues.
There are three Facilitators who are geographically responsible for the following areas
Inverell – Inverell, Ashford and Tingha
Armidale – Armidale, Walcha and Uralla
Western – Gunnedah, Quirindi, Narrabri, Wee Waa and Moree
The Aboriginal Early Years program also offers the following:
Assists with referrals and linking to other services as needed. These may include services both within the Pathfinders organisation and other External Agencies.
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