Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre - Women · Building · Belonging

Community Programs

Nurturing our children and young people to reach their full potential

The Community Programs team work within the Fitzroy Valley to facilitate parenting support. This improves health, wellbeing, cultural knowledge and educational outcomes for children and their families living in surrounding Fitzroy Valley communities.

We run regular on-country cultural experiences for children and parents to help children connect to country, to engage with and learn in their natural environment.

We embed strong cultural knowledge from our Elders through language, music, story-telling and art/craft activities.

Everything we do is focused on improving children’s development and wellbeing, enhancing the transmission of cultural knowledge and strengthening parents’ and carers’ capacity. This builds on parents’ strengths and provides safe environments that promote deep learning.

Our programs:

  • Supported playgroups
  • Mothers and babies group
  • Young womens’ empowerment group
  • Dads time
  • Toy making workshop
  • Women's bush dyeing workshop

Children and Parenting Support (CAPS)
CAPS supports early intervention and prevention services and provides resources that are designed to improve children’s development and wellbeing,while building capacity of families. Services have a primary focus on children 0-12 yrs but may include children up to 18yrs. Services may include: supported playgroups, parenting courses, outreach services such as home visits and peer support groups.
Mobile Playgroup
Mobile Playgroup is funded by the Department of Education. Its purpose is to extend supports to the outer communities with the purpose of delivering quality early years learning programs for children 0-4years. The MPG delivers an ‘On Country’ playgroup on a weekly basis as well as running playgroups at Bayulu, Joy Springs, Muludja & Bungardi.