Illawarra Transition to School Program

Starting big school is an important and exciting time for families and their kindy children.

The Illawarra Transition to School Project helps children starting school to make a smooth transition by connecting parents, schools and services with current research and practical support. Our networks and community events focus on the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama areas, as well as transition to school for Aboriginal children.

The Illawarra Transition to School Project is funded by Families NSW, a NSW Government early intervention strategy that helps parents give their children a good start in life, and is managed by Big Fat Smile. Operating since 2005, the Project works in close consultation with education experts. Our priorities include connecting with members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, indigenous communities and those in the community whose children may not access prior-to-school services.