Child Care Industry News August 19, 2014 -®
Child Care Industry News
August 19, 2014
Welcome, this week meet Ms Ellyn Taylor, this year's Rising Star at the Australian Family Child Care Awards and learn how to help Indigenous and Torres Strait islander children transition effectively to big school.
Helping indigenous
children on their journey 'to big school'
New evidence from SNAICC, the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care, shows that a targeted and supported transition from child care to school process brings significant short and long-term benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

The research also shows that school transition programs that engage multiple stakeholders, focus on the building of relationships and apply a cultural lens are most likely to result in positive impacts for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The report is based on consultations with twelve services across Australia who are delivering high-quality transition programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The services that were consulted are diverse, but SNAICC says they share key strengths that demonstrate good practice principles and practices for transition programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

According to SNAICC the report includes practical information that will be useful for the early childhood education and care providers, including two key program enablers and three program principles, that when applied in combination provide an outline of a comprehensive transition to school approach.

The report also contains plenty of practical examples from services operating across diverse contexts and offers an overview of good practice principles or philosophies, with a detailed examination of key program elements.
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Child care person in the spotlight
Ellyn Taylor from the Avalon Beach House Preschool recently won the Rising Star award at this year's Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards.

What is your full name?
My name is Ellyn Taylor, but I'm usually called Ell, or Big Ell, or Elf. I'm 24 years old.

Which centre do you work in? How many staff and children are in the centre?
I work at Avalon Beach House Preschool, a LDC located on Sydney's Northern Beaches. We're a 28-place centre, divided into 8 Tigers (2 - 3 years), 10 Kangaroos (3 - 4 years) and 10 Dinosaurs (4 - 5 years).

We do family grouping, so all the educators and children get very used to interacting with each other on a daily basis. In the room, I'm joined by my gorgeous colleagues Liss and Karlie and our Director, Melinda, pops in and out between administration tasks throughout the day.

What is your professional background and career experience?
I started working in early childhood education and care in 2009, when I was offered the opportunity to be an Inclusion Support assistant for a child who had recently been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. From there, I studied my Certificate III in Children's Services, before moving onto my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. This is my sixth year working with children and families and to be honest, I can't imagine doing anything else.
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