The Northern Rivers Preschool Alliance (NRPA) is a not for profit organisation representing 42 state-funded preschools on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, from Grafton in the South, Tweed in the North and West to Tabulam. We work together to provide information, support, networking, and professional development to staff and management committees; to develop partnerships between preschools and other educational and community organisations; and advocate for children, families, educators, and our member organisations' management committees.
The recent catastrophic flood has caused significant damage to many of our member preschools, including Coraki, East Lismore, Lismore, St Marys, Evans Head-Woodburn, Bentley, and we are waiting to hear from others as the floodwaters move downstream.
We aim to raise $30000, split equally between the six or more preschools or more as we hear of other preschools.
Each flood affected and beloved preschool will use their share of the money to reopen as soon as possible, so they can return to supporting the children and the families in their communities.
The money will buy toys, equipment, art supplies, and books and restock the educators' professional teaching items.