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The Indigenous parent factor: successful early learning at home and school (IPF) program runs out of the City of Gosnells in Western Australia (WA). The IPF program was designed in collaboration with Indigenous communities, Elders and educators to foster the partnership between home and school in support of Indigenous children's successful learning and literacy development, successful entry into school learning, and participation in school life.
The program aims to reach out to Indigenous parents to positively influence home learning, and consequently improve Indigenous children's chances of a successful start to the early years of schooling. The IPF program comprises a set of three workshops on how young Indigenous children:
The program was originally developed by the Australian Parents Council for use with Indigenous families, in collaboration with individuals and educators from Indigenous communities, and non-Indigenous educators working with Indigenous children and families across WA.
Abstract adapted from Australian Parents Council
Indigenous Area Coordinator
Indigenous Parent Factor Program WA
Ph: (08) 9394 0063
Mobile: 0417 141 849
Executive Director, Australian Parents Council
IPF National Project Office
Ph: (03) 6334 8886
Mobile: 0411 255 418