What is Koorie Families As First Educators (KFFE)?
KFFE supports Koorie families to provide a strong foundation for their children’s early learning and development through high-quality, culturally safe, evidence-based parenting support (pre-birth to school age, including transition to school). Koorie educators work with parents/carers to build the capacity of Koorie families to support their children’s early learning and development.
Who is eligible?
Parents and caregivers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged from pre-birth to school entry.
The KFFE initiative helps our children grow up strong in community and in culture whilst increasing opportunities for parents and caregivers to increase their knowledge and skillset to provide the best environments for their children to grow up strong, healthy, and connected. The KFFE program will provide you with the comprehensive tools and knowledge you need to achieve your best with your kids.
KFFE family educators are trained in the following parenting programs:
- Indigenous Triple P
- Triple P – Primary Care
- Triple P – Stepping Stones
- Circle of Security Parenting
What to expect
After a referral has been received, an initial phone consult and/or home visit will be organised with one of the team members from within the KFFE initiative. The KFFE team member will support you with identifying your goals for yourself and your child’s development. With your input you will work together to find the most appropriate supports for you and your families’ needs, this will also include participation in one of the parenting support programs to equip you with the skills and knowledge based on your goals you wish to achieve.
Support can be provided to community members and their families in three different ways:
- Help with parenting routines and advice on your child’s development
- Role-modelling play activities for your child in the home environment
- Evidence based parent education programs one on one in the home environment
- Evidence based parent education programs in a group
LINKING FAMILIES WITH COMMUNITY
- Linking families with local Aboriginal community activities, programs, and events
- Linking families with playgroup
- Supporting knowledge around MCH checks and key ages and stages
- Information on local services for children and families.