2018-05-21 13:02:02

Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) contracts FKA Children’s Services (fkaCS) to support children and families of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds attending state-funded Victorian kindergarten programs to best engage with the educational program.

The Department has recently broadened the way it provides support to kindergartens to ensure it responds to the unique circumstances of each service and targets CALD children and families with the highest needs.

The purpose of the program is to provide a broad range of support to Victorian early childhood education and care services to support children and their families from CALD backgrounds to engage in the educational program.

fkaCS will work with your service in developing an approach that meets your needs and may include:

  • Professional development and learning 
  • Access to resources members
  • Cultural capacity building, curriculum and English as an Additional Language (EAL) support and advice – offered by phone, email and/or referral to in-service professional development
  • Onsite Language Support with a Bilingual Worker 

Please Note: 

fkaCS has allocated all eligible subsidised onsite support for the 2017/18 financial year. We are therefore unable to confirm any new funded onsite support visits for Victorian Kindergartens at this stage.

A fkaCS Pedagogy and Practice Consultant can discuss your current needs and work with you to develop  strategies to ensure the active participation of multilingual children and families in your kindergarten. In some cases fee for service bilingual  support may be available.

If you are a fkaCS member, please refer to your fkaCS membership benefits to see what support and resources are already available to you.

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