2018-05-21 13:01:50

Educator Resources

Quick Guide: Accessing member-only content online

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Download the How to Access Member-Only Resources Quick Guide for visual, step-by-step instructions.

Can’t find your 9-digit member ID? Please don’t hesitate to contact fkaCS on 03 9428 4471 or email fkacs@fka.org.au

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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 2018 - March 2019 (A3)

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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. Contact us for advice about using this resource in your educational program.   

Download (1.6MB) 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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Pedagogy & Practice Resource Sheet: Enrolment and Orientation

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fkaCS has recently developed a collection of Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheets to build the capacity of early childhood professionals in supporting multilingual children. These resource sheets are designed to enhance pedagogues’ knowledge in providing culturally responsive programs and practices. The development of these resource sheets is underpinned by the understanding that all children benefit from respectful and responsive relationships and that children will thrive when early childhood professionals hold high expectations for every child.

Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheet: Enrolment and Orientation

Enrolment and orientation are the first steps in building relationships with families and children. It is within these first encounters we begin connecting with and understanding the cultural values, expectations and experiences each of the families participating within our services hold...

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Pedagogy & Practice Resource Sheet: Planning & Assessing for L&D with Multilingual Children

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fkaCS has recently developed a collection of Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheets to build the capacity of early childhood professionals in supporting multilingual children. These resource sheets are designed to enhance pedagogues’ knowledge in providing culturally responsive programs and practices. The development of these resource sheets is underpinned by the understanding that all children benefit from respectful and responsive relationships and that children will thrive when early childhood professionals hold high expectations for every child.

Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheet: Planning and Assessing for Learning and Development with Multilingual Children

When we plan and assess for children’s learning there are a number of tools and skills early childhood professionals use to create a holistic view. Through choosing assessment instruments and techniques to
create a holistic picture of each child’s knowledge, understandings, skills and capabilities (DET 2016, p. 13), we also rely on shared communication with children, families, communities and other professionals to inform our assessment and planning for children. Developing respectful and responsive relationships with children and their learning does not solely rely on shared verbal language between the early childhood professional and child. The tools and instruments support early childhood professionals in creating a holistic picture of the knowledge and understanding each child holds...

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Pedagogy & Practice Resource Sheet: Selecting Children’s Books & Materials

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fkaCS has recently developed a collection of Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheets to build the capacity of early childhood professionals in supporting multilingual children. These resource sheets are designed to enhance pedagogues’ knowledge in providing culturally responsive programs and practices. The development of these resource sheets is underpinned by the understanding that all children benefit from respectful and responsive relationships and that children will thrive when early childhood professionals hold high expectations for every child.

Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheet: Selecting Children’s Books and Materials

‘Stories play an important role in the development of children’s early literacy. It is through stories, starting in early childhood, that children learn many things about their world.’

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Pedagogy & Practice Resource Sheet: Supporting Multilingual Children in Development of Identity

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fkaCS has recently developed a collection of Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheets to build the capacity of pedagogues in supporting multilingual children. These resource sheets are designed to enhance pedagogues’ knowledge in providing appropriate culturally responsive programs and practices. The development of these resource sheets is underpinned by the understanding that all children benefit from respectful and responsive relationships and that children will thrive when early childhood professionals hold high expectation for every child. 

Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheet: Supporting Multilingual Children in their Development of Identity and Agency

Your pedagogy and practice affords children many opportunities to learn about themselves and others, to
engage in experiences that support making meaning of the world in which they live, and learn to use communication as an effective tool within their daily lives.

To reflect on how pedagogy and practice supports children’s strength of identity, agency and development, we must first remind ourselves what identity and agency in the early years looks like for all children.

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Pedagogy & Practice Resource Sheet: Supporting the Development of EAL

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fkaCS has recently developed a collection of Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheets to build the capacity of early childhood professionals in supporting multilingual children. These resource sheets are designed to enhance pedagogues’ knowledge in providing culturally responsive programs and practices. The development of these resource sheets is underpinned by the understanding that all children benefit from respectful and responsive relationships and that children will thrive when early childhood professionals hold high expectations for every child.

Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheet: Supporting the Development of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Early Childhood Settings

Supporting the development of language and communication within early years education and care programs requires early childhood professionals to reflect on the learning environment they construct for young learners. When planning and developing activities and experiences for young children to support their language and communication development, consideration must also be taken for the learners with the program who are developing, extending and learning more than one language. It is important to reflect on... 

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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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