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About FKA

fka Children’s Services (fkaCS) advocates for children’s cultural and linguistic rights and provides support to education and care services in the provision of culturally rich environments that support a civil society.

Our vision is for all children to actively participate in quality education and care services that recognise, value and celebrate diversity.

fkaCS began as the Free Kindergarten Union (FKU) in 1908. The FKU was at the forefront of the early childhood education movement and had a major role in instigating many significant early childhood initiatives including the establishment of the first Kindergarten Teachers College (now part of Melbourne University), the formation of a national association for early childhood (which evolved to Early Childhood Australia) and were the original trustees for the Lady Gowrie Centre in Victoria in the late 1930s.

Today, in its 110th year, fkaCS continues to advocate for children’s cultural and linguistic rights and provides professional development and support to education and care services in the provision of culturally rich environments that reflect a civil society. The fkaCS board comprises early childhood teachers, academics, benevolent and welfare societies and multicultural advocates.

 

Board of Management

The Honourable Linda Dessau Governor of Victoria Patron
Barbara Romeril President
Heidi De Paoli Vice President
Karla Coombes Secretary
Julie Brooks Treasurer
Helen Walker Cook Board Member
Carolina Cabezas Board Member
Dr Sue Atkinson Lopez Board Member
Melinda Ackerman Board Member
Deon Gill Board Member

 

Life Members

Dr P. Clarke 
Mr L. Cox
Mr J. Emerson
Mrs G. Johnson 
Mrs G. Kelso
Mr G Kelso 
Dr A. Kennedy 
Mrs P. Montgomery 
Miss H. Moorhead
Ms B. Pasqua
Mr I. Renard 
Mr E. Rush
Ms D. Rundle
Ms Rosemary Waite

 

Friends of fka Children’s Services

Mrs Gillian Beddington 
Mrs Judith Cutler 
Mrs June Danks 
Mrs Esma Kelso 
Ms Marion Lang 
Ms Shirley Lancaster 
Ms Gwenda Martin 
Mrs Joan Waters 
Mrs Kay Withell 
...and other Friends of fka Children’s Services who wish to remain anonymous.