The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF, 2016) highlights the principle of equity and diversity and encourages educators to: ‘Recognise multilingualism as an asset and support children to maintain their first language, learn English as an additional language, and learn languages other than English.’
As part of fkaCS' ongoing commitment to support ECEC services, we will be delivering the following professional learning opportunities across Victoria in 2019-20 to support best practice.
How do we avoid cultural tokenism in Early Childhood? Who decides what is important? And who does it benefit?
Developed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, early childhood development expert Dr Priscilla Clarke OAM and fka Children’s Services, this session explores the stages of additional language development and the role teachers and early childhood professional have in supporting emerging English learners in kindergarten.
How do we ensure all children and families experience equity for successful transitions into services and schools?
These practical, evidence base sessions are underpinned by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), National Quality Standards (NQS) and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).
Are you a regional service and would like an opportunity to discuss your cultural inclusion needs with an fkaCS consultant? Check the professional learning flyers for details on how to schedule a meeting.
Do you have a regional event planned and would like to include cultural inclusion and active participation of multilingual children and families? Contact fkaCS on 03 9428 4471 or email us to discuss how we can support you.
For dates and locations: Download the 2019-20 Wall Calendar
To register: Visit Eventbrite
Date published: 28.5.2019Back to all News & Events