Are you ready to strengthen inclusive practice across your entire service? If any practices below are unfamiliar, jot them down and set aside some time to chat with your Inclusion Professional about how to achieve every inclusive practice on the list.
Here are some creative and different ways to offer encouragement to children to inspire them to continue to ask questions, share their thoughts and ideas, and express their emotions to help them grow into self-assured and confident young people.
Soak up all of the amazing resources in this summer edition of Embrace. From practical ways to include diverse family types in children's services, to exploring how the Victorian Inclusion Agency can support family day care services, this one has it all. Enjoy!
The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) have developed a reflective activity for educators to assess their service's quest for inclusion. Download the activity and complete quiz questions, unpack discussion points, and explore potential scenarios and inclusive considerations.
Deadly Story is a place for Aboriginal culture, Country and community. Learn about First Nations people and discover resources you can use to support learning in your service.
Play is often called ‘children’s work’. Considering the number of complex skills children have to use to enter and maintain play, it really is hard work. For many children, these skills don’t come naturally or easily. Explore these strategies and activities designed by Inclusion Professionals Monica Solomon and Dani Campbell to foster all children’s social skills and promote inclusive play.
Teach children about the intimate connection between First Nations Australians and the natural world with this fun take on hopscotch.
How can you think beyond Christmas to make sure holiday inclusivity happens in your children’s service during the festive season? Inclusion Professionals Kate Kent and Faye Sakaris pose some helpful questions to reflect on.
Teaching children about feelings and how to express their emotions promotes self-regulation, empathy and meaningful connections. Use the following ideas when children are experiencing big feelings, and to inform intentional learning activities in your program.
Is it time to re-think circle time in your children's service? Leading education and care consultant Catharine Hydon says yes.