Programs to help Inverell’s youngest residents have been given a boost after BEST Employment paired up with Inverell District Family Services.
Kindamindi's 'Little Readers' Program was recently awarded $2000 through the BEST in the Community funding.
"It’s a program that gets literacy into the community for Indigenous and low-socioeconomic children." said Kindamindi director Jane Carr said.
The preschool is looking to purchase a range of books for up to 400 local children.
"We're looking at identifying the need of the families and children in the community,” Ms Carr said..
"Education is an exciting experience and reading is a life skill, BEST marketing co-ordinator Kate Ottewell said.
Inverell District Family Services also receive $1,500 from the BEST Community Shed to go towards a nourishing children's program.
"It is about cooking with the children and teaching them about healthy foods and alternatives and showing them all of these recipes, and how cost effective it is to make a lot of food from scratch,” IDFS CEO Nicky Lavender said.
“Inverell is in the top 10 town of Australia's most obese children so we need to start somewhere, and I think with our children aged 0-5 that is the absolute ideal time-frame to start."