Since 1908, fka Children’s Services (fkaCS) has advocated for high quality education for all Victorian children and families. Our vision is for all children to actively participate in quality education and care services that recognise, value and celebrates multilingualism, social diversity and difference.
As a member-owned organisation, your support enables us to achieve our vision and purpose.
Membership funds enable us to:
You receive some fantastic benefits in return, including...
As early childhood professionals, we know that when children and families see, hear and sense their identity being valued in the environment, a growing sense of welcoming and belonging is established.
The MRC ensures members have access to a diverse array of resources that encourage cultivation of culturally rich environments and support a sense of identity and belonging for multilingual children and their families.
Our collection includes books in over 40 languages, games, dramatic play items, CDs, literacy kits and story bags. We also have an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection featuring books, puppets, textiles and more.
Share information with multilingual families in their language/s. Our translated resources include the importance of a positive start in early years, learning through play, and maintaining home language/s.
Our educator resources cover a range of topics including orientation, learning and development, facilitating cultural competence with children, supporting multilingual children families and more! There is also the beloved Days of Significance Calendar available for download, featuring important cultural and religious dates from around the world.
Global Language Books: Specialising in CALD and LOTE fields, GLB provide quality resources that share an exchange of ideas, philosophies, knowledge, stories and language. The range includes children’s bilingual picture books as well as books/resources in English such as concept books, board books, big books and cultural DVD’s to encourage inclusion of children of all abilities.
Yarn Strong Sista: YSS is an Indigenous Education Consultancy providing a range of services including Aboriginal Professional Development, Aboriginal Storytelling and culturally appropriate Indigenous education resources such as children’s books, artefacts, games, CDs/DVDs, teachers’ resources, posters and more. They also provide anti-bias bilingual children’s story books in over 40 languages, multicultural children’s books and books on family and community diversity.
fkaCS Members get 10% off professional development workshops and resources.
Featuring 53 languages, this poster is a great way to start conversations in your early years service that support the exploration of identity. You also get a Pedagogy and Practice Resource Sheet with reflective tips and tools to consider when incorporating this poster into your practice.
Also included in your membership pack is a Membership Certificate to display with pride!
Note: If you are a current fkaCS Member, there is no need to follow the steps above. You will receive an automatic renewal notice in the coming weeks.
Date published: 21.6.2022Back to all News & Events