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Members Forum: Early Childhood Education & Care Services within the NDIS

The NDIS has been described as being the most significant social reform in Australia since Medicare. With such a major change impacting on children with disability and/or developmenta l delay, what should educators know about the NDIS and what role do they also play in the scheme?

Date published: 14.6.2018

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Days of Significance Calendar (April 2018 - March 2019) released

Date published: 24.4.2018

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Member-only Educational Resource Garage Sale extended until the end of term

Date published: 21.3.2018

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Placing Kulin stories in early childhood education

This workshop is a unique opportunity to engage respectfully with Kulin knowledges in the local places where we live and work. Participants will respond to the following questions through small group discussions and hands-on learning experiences.

Date published: 14.3.2018

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Opening Night: fkaCS 2018 Membership Educational Resource Garage Sale

Let’s celebrate! Members are vital to the work we do. To say thank you, you are officially invited to the FKA Children’s Services Membership Garage Sale. All members are welcome – current, new and renewing!

Date published: 7.3.2018

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Quick guide: How access member-only resources

Date published: 21.2.2018

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Tenth Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations

Date published: 13.2.2018

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Join the fkaCS team: Pedagogy and Practice Consultant

Date published: 12.1.2018

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Welcome back

Date published: 8.1.2018

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Hoddle St Closure - 7 to 14 January

Date published: 21.12.2017

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Holiday Closure Period

Date published: 15.12.2017

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fkaCS Members News - December 2017

Date published: 14.12.2017

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UN warns racism on rise in Australia, calls for section 18C to be strengthened

Date published: 14.12.2017

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Save the date! Next AAPEC forum – 14 March 2018

Date published: 8.12.2017

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Applications close soon for the Nanjing No.1 Kindergarten Knowledge Exchange Program

Date published: 4.12.2017

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Don’t forget to take advantage of your member discounts with our partner organisations

Date published: 23.11.2017

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ATSI Scholarship: 2018 April Study Tour to Reggio Emilia - Closing date extended to Fri 8 Dec

Date published: 23.11.2017

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New Resource: fkaCS Audio Story Collection

Date published: 20.11.2017

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Applications now open for the Nanjing No.1 Kindergarten Knowledge Exchange Program

Date published: 17.11.2017

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Authentic Engagement – The nature and role of relationships at the heart of effective practice

Date published: 17.11.2017

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Yarn Strong Sista: Traditional and Contemporary Games Workshop

Marngrook is a traditional Aboriginal game played by Victoria’s First People. Marngrook was played with a possum skin ball stuffed with reeds from the creek. The game we know as AFL is based on Marngrook and Gaelic Football. This Professional Development workshop explores contemporary versions of...

Date published: 15.10.2017

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fkaCS Members News - October 2017

Date published: 1.10.2017

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Guest Presentation: The Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan and School Readiness Funding, AGM and Resource Garage Sale

Date published: 1.10.2017

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Romp and Stomp 2017

Ignite the love of languages with your family! Join FKA Children's Services Multilingual Storytime and enjoy children’s stories and songs in English, Hindi, Tamil, Dari and Pashtu. Let’s celebrate the incredible diversity of Victoria and inspire wonder and curiosity about languages and the...

Date published: 15.9.2017

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Yarn Strong Sista: VEYLDF Workshop

During this Professional Development workshop we will take a closer look at the Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge Story which was written by Yorta Yorta academic Dr Sue Atkinson Lopez, to reflect the revised Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

Date published: 1.9.2017

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Apply now for Australia’s first bilingual radio scholarship with SBS Radio and AFTRS

Date published: 17.8.2017

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Supporting school-age children on the autism spectrum: Translated resources

Date published: 17.8.2017

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Understanding childhood obesity among CALD communities

Date published: 10.8.2017

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Yarn Strong Sista: Building Authentic Relationships with Aboriginal Families and Communities

Whose Country do you live on? What Language group land do you work on? What do you do when you have an Aboriginal child or student you care for and educate? Reaching out and shaping genuine and lasting relationships with local Aboriginal families and communities is an important action as a way of...

Date published: 1.8.2017

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Storytelling in our Classrooms: Dear Homeland: Migrant Letters from Australia

Date published: 11.7.2017

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Narragunnawali Award: Nomination submissions closing 16th July 2017

Date published: 11.7.2017

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Member Forum 2: Dual Language Learning in Early Childhood

Presented by Felicity Johnstone and Monique Thompson, Senior Speech Pathologists, North Richmond Community Health. Felicity and Monique will share current evidence with educators around Dual Language Learning and the relationship with typical speech and language development, and the occurrence of...

Date published: 1.7.2017

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Buying the Real Thing

Action on Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood (AAPEC) invites you to a professional development opportunity 'Buying the Real Thing'. Who are the traditional owners of the area that your centre is located on? Why is it important to incorporate this into your teaching and learning? Do the...

Date published: 1.7.2017

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Member Forums - Term 3

Date published: 27.6.2017

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Yarn Strong Sista Workshops - 10% discount for fkaCS Members

Date published: 22.6.2017

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Member Forum 1: Troubling place and reconciliation pedagogies in early childhood education

As walkers, talkers, and place makers, Mat, Catherine and Mindy come to the project in different ways. Mat Jakobi, an Aboriginal teacher educator at Victoria University brings a commitment to embedding Aboriginal standpoints in early childhood teacher education, research and practice. Importantly,...

Date published: 15.6.2017

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Yarn Strong Sista: Bringing Bush Tucker into Early Childhood and Primary Curriculum Workshop

Incorporating bush tucker programs into the curriculum as Early Childhood Educators and Primary Teachers is a fun and tasty way of demonstrating the diversity of Indigenous knowledges and skills. It also demonstrates the strong link between Indigenous people and the land, learning ways to be...

Date published: 1.6.2017

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2017-2018 Days of Significance Calendar - Updated Release

Date published: 11.4.2017

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Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten - Melton

FKA Children’s Services is pleased to announce the upcoming professional learning series Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten. This professional learning is part of a suite of support available through the Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion Program delivered...

Date published: 5.4.2017

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Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten - Ballarat

FKA Children’s Services is pleased to announce the upcoming professional learning series Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten. This professional learning is part of a suite of support available through the Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion Program delivered...

Date published: 4.4.2017

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Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten - Geelong

FKA Children’s Services is pleased to announce the upcoming professional learning series Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten. This professional learning is part of a suite of support available through the Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion Program delivered...

Date published: 3.4.2017

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Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten - Whittlesea

FKA Children’s Services is pleased to announce the upcoming professional learning series Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten. This professional learning is part of a suite of support available through the Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion Program delivered...

Date published: 2.4.2017

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Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten - Melbourne CBD

FKA Children’s Services is pleased to announce the upcoming professional learning series Supporting Children Learning English as an Additional Language in Kindergarten. This professional learning is part of a suite of support available through the Kindergarten Cultural Inclusion Program delivered...

Date published: 1.4.2017

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Half price special - How to English Harder - Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Date published: 31.3.2017

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Free PD Event: Islam and Muslims in Australia

Date published: 3.3.2017

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2017 Membership benefits released

Date published: 10.2.2017

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Reminder: Peter Williams Trust Grant Applications Close 17 February 2017

Date published: 7.2.2017

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Cultural Inclusion Support for Victorian Kindergartens

Date published: 6.2.2017

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Share the Spirit Festival – 26 January 2017

Date published: 24.1.2017

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A Gift from Country: Victorian Aboriginal Culture Workshop

Date published: 19.1.2017

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Christmas and New Year Closure Period

Date published: 16.12.2016

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fkaCS News December 2016

Date published: 15.12.2016

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African Music and Cultural Festival this Saturday!

Date published: 8.12.2016

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Relocation update: Settling in at Collingwood

Date published: 16.11.2016

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Office relocation in full swing!

Date published: 31.10.2016

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AGM Reminder

Date published: 31.10.2016

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Temporary MRC (library) Closure – Wed 26 Oct to Wed 16 Nov

Date published: 20.10.2016

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Office relocation – first week of November

Date published: 20.10.2016

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Annual General Meeting 2016

Date published: 19.10.2016

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FKA Children’s Services Expo - Bendigo

Please join us for a free professional learning opportunity as we consider culturally responsive relationships. What do responsive relationships look like in your service? How do you foster and maintain relationships in the community? Be inspired, make connections and share your experience!

Date published: 1.10.2016

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fkaCS is moving house

Date published: 20.9.2016

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fkaCS educational resource garage sale

Date published: 20.9.2016

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fkaCS farewell to Richmond afternoon tea

Date published: 20.9.2016

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Romp & Stomp to the Melbourne Museum

Date published: 23.8.2016

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ECMS Beyond Tomorrow Early Childhood Conference

Date published: 19.8.2016

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Happy National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day!

Date published: 4.8.2016

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Connection, collaboration and partnerships – building respectful authentic relationships

In this interactive workshop participants will examine the meaning of collaboration, connection and partnerships within an early childhood context. Participants will explore the role of culture in the formation of authentic partnerships and will be challenged to consider their beliefs, attitude and...

Date published: 28.5.2016

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Multilingual National Simultaneous Storytime

Date published: 25.5.2016

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Congratulations Community Child Care Association!

Inclusion Support Programme preferred providers announced...

Date published: 4.5.2016

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