Making Connections and Engaging with Aboriginal Communities

Making Connections and Engaging with Aboriginal Communities

This is a document developed by the NSW/ACT IPSP Inclusion & Interactions Working Group for ISF use only and offers ISFs ideas and reflective questions to assist them in engaging with Aboriginal communities and in discussions with educators.

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Making Connections with Aboriginal Communities

Making Connections with Aboriginal Communities

This is a great resource for ISFs to share with educators developed by the NSW/ACT IPSP Inclusion & Interactions Working Group.

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Honouring Indigenous Connections

Honouring Indigenous Connections

Developed by the Include Me ISA & SCAN teams, Honouring Indigenous Connections demonstrates how education and care services engage, embrace and embody the history and heritage of the Indigenous culture in their everyday practice.

This is a great document for ISFs and Educators that assist in undertaking reflective thinking around Indigenous inclusion.
 

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Indigenous Inclusion

Indigenous Inclusion

This paper explores some of the characteristics of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to effective family functioning, and how these practices can have positive effects on children and communities.

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Respectful Relationships

Respectful Relationships

Children’s Services Central – Respectful Relationships (fact sheet) focuses on building respectful relationships with children.

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Indigenous Culture: It's everybody's business

Indigenous Culture: It's everybody's business

Located on the Early Childhood Australia website, this resource explores Indigenous Culture and the NQS.

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Inclusion Matters

Inclusion Matters

Created by the KU Inclusion Support Agencies - Inclusion Matters (poster) outlines what inclusion means for children, families and educators.

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Other resources

Other resources

This page will continue to grow over time as you provide us with your contributions. If you have a resource you would like to share with other ISFs please send it to isfhub@ku.com.au for consideration.

The more we share the more we have.





 

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Raising Children

Raising Children

This particular link on the Raising Children website explores speech and language delays.



 

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Reflective Conversation

Reflective Conversation

This tip sheet is designed to support ISFs to engage in reflective conversations with educators.

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Autism Spectrum (Aspect) 'How to' Guides

Autism Spectrum (Aspect) 'How to' Guides

Aspect Early Intervention Program has produced a series of “How to” guides to help educators and parents support children with Autism.

 

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Autism Spectrum Tip Sheets

Autism Spectrum Tip Sheets

A collection of resources to help support educators to include children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are strategies, ideas, summary and time saving ideas.


 

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Coaching in Early Childhood

Coaching in Early Childhood

This website is undergoing an update but still has some very relevant information accessible that can support ISFs in their coaching journey.

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Communication Book

Communication Book

This ‘Communication Book’ has been designed to support children from culturally and linguistically diverse and/or refugee backgrounds who may have little or no understanding of English who are currently settling into early childhood education and care services. Developed by Gowrie TAS - PSC in Tasmania
 

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Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence

This fact sheet explores the distinctions between culture, valuing cultural diversity and cultural competence, in order to support educator’s thinking and practices. Reflective questions are included to promote reflection and discussion. Developed by Children’s Services Central – NSW PSC.

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Cultural Connections Booklet

Cultural Connections Booklet

Cultural Connections Booklet developed by Child Australia, the WA & NT PSC, to support educators to engage in some of the key topics surrounding ‘respect of diversity’ and ‘cultural competency’. This resource focuses on cultural diversity in general.

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A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

Yooralla's resource 'A Piece of Cake?' explores inclusion, with a particular focus on how it translates into everyday practice with children and families in early learning settings.

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ECA and ECIA Position Statement

ECA and ECIA Position Statement

Early Childhood Australia and Early Childhood Intervention Australia - Position statement on the inclusion of children with a disability in early childhood education and care.

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Enrolment Tips for Migrant and Refugee Families in Early Childhood Services

Enrolment Tips for Migrant and Refugee Families in Early Childhood Services

This resource is an Educator Tip Sheet including Enrolment Tips for Migrant and Refugee Families in Early Childhood Services.

 

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Families NSW: Social and Emotional Development

Families NSW: Social and Emotional Development

Families NSW in the Sydney metropolitan area have produced resources for service providers to pass on to parents that provide advice and information on the social and emotional development of children. A related flipchart is available in four major community languages and has been adapted for Aboriginal families, Love, Yarn, Sing, Read, Play.



 

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Leading Learning Circles

Leading Learning Circles

Leading Learning Circles for Educators Engaged in Study (Leading Learning Circles) is designed to assist pedagogical leaders support educators in their service, who are undertaking study. The resource outlines a process of guided conversations in the form of learning circles.

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The Journey of Inclusion

The Journey of Inclusion

Created by the KU Inclusion Support Agencies - The Journey of Inclusion (poster) shows how children can be included within programs.

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Using Visuals to support children's learning

Using Visuals to support children's learning

The Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Group in Wagga has developed a DVD showing educators how to use visuals throughout the day to support all children. The DVD is available for purchase $15 +gst.





 

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Visual Supports

Visual Supports

This one page resource describes what visuals are, briefly explores a range of visual support options and provides some tips to assist with implementing a communication system. A great resource sheet to assist ISFs to support educators.




 

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Welcoming Conversations with CALD Families

Welcoming Conversations with CALD Families

Welcoming Conversations With Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Families is an Educators Guide, developed by Child Australia - PSC for WA & NT.
 

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The A-Z of making Inclusion happen

The A-Z of making Inclusion happen

Created by Include Me Child and Family Inclusion Programs, The A-Z of making Inclusion happen...

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Kids Matter - Feeling Included

Kids Matter - Feeling Included

Kids Matter – Feeling Included (article). This is a good resource for sharing with educational leaders.

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Inclusion Matters App

Inclusion Matters App

This app has been developed by the KU Inclusion Support Agencies and provides a range of practical resources and information to support educators to include children with additional needs. Download free from the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inclusion Checklist

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inclusion Checklist

This checklist has been developed to provide a beginning point for educator teams to reflect on
the 
practice of cultural competence in relation to Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander inclusion within
their 
service.

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DET fourth edition of the Inclusion Support Facilitator Newsletter (March 2015)

DET fourth edition of the Inclusion Support Facilitator Newsletter (March 2015)

The Department of Education and Training provides regular updates and information for ISFs.

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The Dance of Partnership

The Dance of Partnership

Strengthening the parent-professional partnership

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Transition to Prep Booklet

Transition to Prep Booklet

This is a great resource for Services and Families for children with ASD to transition to Prep (Kindergarten). It has been produced between Ed Qld and AEIOU and contains great strategies and preparation steps for both ECEC Services and Families.
 
 


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