New Mothers Initiative

We are working with maternal health nurses, hospitals and medical practitioner to ensure new mothers are provided a baby book and mentoring in early language development, play and literacy routines at home each day. We provide a free book, height chart and mentoring support to the new parent. We are focused on Dandenong and Geelong with this project. We seek to see children develop a love and habit for reading from birth. Children from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds are most often behind in the literacy skills on the first day at school.

Cheryl, Maternal Child Health Nurse

“Just to Feedback I have had the most wonderful response from families regarding the ability to take one of these books home and it is lovely to watch the families choosing one with their child. It has also made leaving the centre much easier for some children who have been reluctant to leave the toys. So win/win.”