Under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, education should prepare every child for responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality and friendship among all people and groups, regardless of their background (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 29).
These principles directly align with both the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) notions of identity, wellbeing and belonging and compel educators to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to developing their own cultural competence and to ensure their pedagogy respects multiple cultural ways of being and an understanding and admiration of difference.
fka Children’s Services (fkaCS) provides professional learning to support educators to apply critical reflection and thinking to their practice at:
All fkaCS Professional Learning is underpinned by Approved Early Learning Frameworks and directly links the National Quality Standard.
For Early Childhood Educators maintaining registration with Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), fkaCS professional learning may be referenced to the following descriptors within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: