Diversity And Inclusion

17 Articles
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Choosing child care for special needs children

Strategies for finding and securing high quality child care services for children with additional or special needs and what to look out for when choosing care.

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Child care for kids with special needs

A toolkit to support families and kids with additional needs who are looking for and/or using child care including allergies and financial and inclusion support.

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Visual communication for early learners

Learn about visual communication, a simple and effective way to reach pre-verbal children as well as those with diverse learning needs.

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Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) families

Ashley Scott from Rainbow Families describes the ranges of resources and support available to LGBTQ+ families and their children.

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Reconciliation initiatives at early learning services

Meet the finalists in this year’s Narragunnawali Awards and learn how they’re contributing to reconciliation in early learning settings.

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Teaching multiple languages to under fives

Bilingualism and multilingualism have great benefits for under fives, and there are lots of ways for parents and educators to support language learning in the early years.

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Join the #askaparentiftheyareok campaign

Circle In says eight in 10 care-givers admit that caring for family has resulted in financial, social, mental or physical setbacks, and this is why it’s so important that we look out for one another and join the #askaparentiftheyareok campaign.

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Early learning programs for children with autism

How the AEIOU Foundation’s first purpose-built autism hub for under sixes will support toddlers, preschoolers on the autism spectrum and their parents.

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How child care supports greater gender equality

In the week before International Women’s Day (Monday 8 March), this article explores the ways that child care can support women to achieve greater equity in the workplace and at home.

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2 new picture books that challenge gender stereotypes

Children’s book author Susann Hoffmann explains the inspiration her new books for preschoolers which challenge gender stereotypes as well as her favourite books for promoting diversity and inclusion in the early years.

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NAIDOC Week activities at early childhood education and care services

6 ideas for preschoolers and early childhood educators to recognise and celebrate NAIDOC week with the theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be.’

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How to celebrate International Women’s Day

It's International Women’s Day Sunday 8 March and this year’s theme is #Eachforequal which emphasises that each person’s actions, conversations and behaviours impact society on the whole.

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Finding the beauty in diversity

Teaching your children to respect and appreciate the differences between people.

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The positive influence of a male nanny

Offering nanny-style services with a male dynamic, 'mannies' are both a practical and enriching option for many families.

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Supporting bilingual children in child care

How early childhood services support and encourage children from bi-lingual backgrounds.

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Challenging gender imbalance

International Women's Day was established to inspire everyone to help forge a better, more inclusive gender-equal world, by raising awareness and organising concrete action.

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Help our daughters access the same opportunities as our sons

Help our daughters access the same opportunities as our sons.