Playgroups in the Park

OVERVIEW

The Mount Isa Playgroups in the Park and Outreach program delivers 2 mobile playgroup sessions a week at Gardner and Selwyn Parks along with 3 visits a term to the outlying communities of Camooweal, Cloncurry and Dajarra. The purpose of the program is to engage locally with vulnerable and disadvantaged families to provide activities for families in the Mount Isa region to support improved parenting and school readiness. The program also supports the more remote communities of Camooweal, Cloncurry and Dajarra and assists local people by providing ongoing professional development regularly throughout the school term.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Local Mount Isa families
  • Camooweal families
  • Cloncurry families
  • Dajarra families
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Mount Isa Playgroups in the park can support local families by:

  • Providing a fun and educational play setting that addresses developmental needs

  • Providing a culturally safe space for families to engage with their local community

  • Supporting children’s Social and Emotional wellbeing so that they are better prepared for kindergarten and formal schooling

  • Connect families with existing local services

  • Providing an opportunity for parents and carers to form a strong bond with their children

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on the Mount Isa Playgroups in the Park and outreach program, please call Playgroup Queensland on 1800 171 882 or click here.

FUNDING

Communities for Children through Centacare North Queensland.