Aboriginal Parenting Programs

Aboriginal parents with children

Parents and Learning (PaL)

Parents and Learning (PaL) is an early childhood parent engagement program owned, developed and implemented by Indigenous people. It builds capacity in Indigenous communities by supporting parents and family members to become engaged in their young children’s learning. PaL is a two-year home based program, which focuses on early literacy and numeracy; on parents as teachers of their own children; and parents teaching other parents.

Funding for the PaL program is provided by the Commonwealth of Australia under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) – Children and Schooling Program.  The program is overseen by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

PaL is currently being delivered in Geraldton, Carnarvon and Mt Magnet.

GRCEC has delivered a number of projects across the region that has supported Aboriginal families and communities to ‘reach-in’ to schools and education providers with the aim of enhancing their children’s educational outcomes. A majority of these project were funded through the Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) program.

  1. The Burringurrah Early Learning Group (book)
  2. Young Parents Voices in Education DVD
  3. Dolls and Yarning – Geraldton, Northampton & Kalbarri (book & exhibition)
  4. Childrens Book – Mullewa
  5. Parents & Learning – Mt Magnet
  6. Childrens Book – Meekatharra
  7. Reach into our Schools –Geraldton (kit)
  8. Teaching our Teachers – Meekatharra
  9. Parents & Learning –Caranarvon, Morawa, Perenjori & Geraldton
  10. Parents in Tune with Education (PiTE) funded through Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet through the Indigenous Parenting Services Program

We have supported Aboriginal families and communities in the development of educational resources that are available for purchase. For more information please contact Jacquie Taylor as per the contact box at the top right.

This Program is Supported by:

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Government of Australia.