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Educator Resources

InfoSheet 1: Accessing Bicultural Support

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From July 2016 the way Education and Care Services access Bicultural Support changed. This infosheet provides an overview of the ways Education and Care services can access Bicultural Support.

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InfoSheet 2: Barriers to Active Participation in Early Childhood Education and Care

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People face all sorts of barriers when accessing an early childhood service. In particular children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds face attitudinal barriers, a number of which are outlined on the first page of this infosheet. On the second page, we consider some of the ways service providers, practitioners and educators can reduce barriers to active participation for families and children. 

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Bicultural Support for newly enrolling families

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A resource to guide practice when enrolling and settling new families who may not share a language or cultural background with educators at the service.

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Days of Significance Calendar April 2017 - March 2018

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This resource is excellent 'starter' tool for exploring days of significance within your service. It is essential to consult with families and your local community around 'if, when and how' these days of significance are celebrated or acknowledged, and to ensure respectful and authentic partnerships are developed. Call us for advice about how to use this resource in your educational program.   

Download (1.8MB) and print to A3 for best results. 

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Facilitating cultural competence with children

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A resource to reflect on ways for educators to facilitate cultural competence between children. 

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Learning English as an additional language

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A resource to guide practice for educators supporting children learning English alongside their home language/s.

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OSHC Facilitating cultural competence with children

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A resource to reflect on ways for educators to facilitate cultural competence between children. 

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OSHC Supporting newly enrolling families

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A resource to guide practice when enrolling and settling new families who may not share a language or cultural background with educators at the service.

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Supporting families who have had refugee or asylum seeker experiences

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An introductory resource for educators supporting children and their families who have had refugee or asylum seeker experiences.  Includes details of community organisations who can offer specific guidance.

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Supporting home languages

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Information and guidance for educators in relation to the critical importance of promoting and maintaining the use of home language/s within the service and at home.

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