Diversity And Inclusion

32 Articles
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Tackling gender stereotypes in EC settings

5 simple strategies for promoting gender equality in your service.

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Embedding Indigenous culture in everyday learning and activities

By embedding cultural learning in the early years educators can impart the wonder of Indigenous knowledge, and support Aboriginal children’s sense of identity and belonging, as well as promoting a culture of understanding and respect towards cultural diversity for all children.

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Supporting multilingual children: “It takes a village”

5 strategies early educators can employ to support and encourage children who come from a multi lingual or bilingual background and why this is important in the years before school.

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Teaching children with autism in mainstream early learning

New research into early education opportunities for young children with autism spectrum disorder and how educators in mainstream settings can best support them.

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Improving early learning for Indigenous children

How preschool experiences can improve the early learning and long term outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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Breaking down gender stereotypes

The ‘She Dreams Big’ project aims to break down gender stereotypes and the barriers they build by demonstrating to girls that they can do anything they can dream and should not limited by societal expectations.

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Embracing the rich resource of cultural and linguistic diversity

How to tap into cultural and linguistic diversity to create a more inclusive learning environment for children and families.

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Harmony Day: Fun activities to celebrate diversity

Ideas for marking Harmony Day with the children In your early learning service.

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Supporting neurodiversity in early education settings

The unique needs of neurodiverse children and the important role of early educators in supporting their learning and development.

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Father’s Day: Creative, fun and inclusive celebrations

Craft and activity ideas for marking Father’s Day in early learning services along with strategies for supporting inclusivity for children who don’t live in hetero-normative family structures.

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Celebrate Children’s Day Today 4 August

The theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2020 is We are the Elders of tomorrow. Hear our Voice, which celebrates the knowledge and wisdom of Aboriginal people. Learn how to get involved.

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9 tips for teachers when talking about racism

Nine tips for teachers on talking to children about racism and explains how education can be a powerful force for change.

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Books to boost LGBTQI Inclusion

10 age appropriate picture books celebrating a diverse range of families and children that will boost LGBTQI inclusion in your early childhood service.

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Embracing diversity in Harmony Week

A range of age appropriate activity suggestions for celebrating Harmony Week with children in early childhood settings.

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Celebrating diversity at Christmas

Christmas is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity within the community of children and families in your service.

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Celebrating diverse families

Celebrating the diversity of family structurs among children in early childhood services.

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

It's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day, an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children.

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10 children's books with strong female protagonists

Research shows female protagonists remain largely invisible in Australian picture books for young children so we have 10 books with female leads.

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New resource for boosting inclusion in early childhood services

Online resources to help educators gain more confidence in building inclusive environments.

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Jae Fraser - Attracting more men to the early childhood workforce

Why is the number of men in early education still so low?

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The anti-bias approach in early childhood education

Anti-bias education is an approach designed to increase understanding of differences and their value to a respectful and civil society, and to actively challenge bias, stereotyping and discrimination.

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How to celebrate indigenous languages in your centre

How languages link us to our individual identity, traditional culture, memory and the importance of Indigenous languages in your service.

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Harmony Day activities

Harmony Day, is an initiative celebrating the successful integration of migrants into our community and reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.

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Planning and building a multicultural service

The role of early childhood services in helping children establish a healthy sense of their own cultural identity.

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Boosting gender equality in the early childhood sector

In an industry typically dominated by women, this provider is taking a proactive approach to redressing the balance by supporting and encouraging men to enter the sector.

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How white is the book collection in your service?

How white is the book collection in your service?

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Spread the word support children's day 2017

Spread the word support Children's Day 2017.

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Early childhood the key to improving Indigenous health

Early childhood the key to improving Indigenous health.

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OAC Curious Kids initiative values diversity

OAC Curious Kids initiative values diversity.

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Harmony Day 2017 - Easy ways to be involved

Harmony Day 2017 - Easy ways to be involved.

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The hundred languages of children exhibition...is now open in Melbourne

An exhibition showcasing the Reggio Emilia approach to education through photography, paintings, drawings and words has opened at the Guardian Early Learning Group’s new Pedagogical Exchange in Richmond, VIC.

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Resource reminder: Building Belonging toolkit

Late in 2016 the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) released the 'Building Belonging' toolkit for early childhood education and care providers.