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.
Last week Pathfinders along with the PNABC attended the Taree Community Outreach Expo. This was a great day where local outreach programs were all able to get together to engage, answer questions and promote their services to the community. There were a dozen community programs present that gave Pathfinders not only the opportunity to connect... View Article
Last week was Youth Week and Pathfinders was engaged in a few different community celebrations to commemorate the week. On Thursday the sun came out in Inverell in time for Pathfinders Inverell Family and Youth Support Services (IFYSS) ‘colour run’. Children and young adults wore white shirts and ran around the oval at Cameron Park.... View Article
Inverell Family and Youth Support Services promote the New South Wales Government Council initiative: Live Life Get active! The program started in 2014 with a single camp in The Domain Sydney NSW and are now nationwide, working with over 85,000 trainers and members. The Live Life Get Active movement focuses on bringing people of all backgrounds... View Article
Pathfinders is pleased to release a new Strategic Plan. Our plan sets out what we are working hard to achieve over the next five years and how we will continue to provide care and community support.
“It is with sadness Pathfinders advises our Armidale Youth Refuge residential house suffered extensive fire damage early Sunday morning (11th April) and is currently uninhabitable. All residents and staff are safe and physically unharmed. Police and Fire Brigade attended the scene. Currently Police are investigating. Pathfinders has been quick acting and well-resourced to move... View Article