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Our new Membership Year is here!

Join us from 1 July 2022 - 30 June 2023

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:

  • Advocate for children’s cultural and linguistic rights
  • Maintain the Multicultural Resource Centre collection – ensuring multicultural and bilingual resources are readily available to Victorian Education and Care Services
  • Design and implement new programs and resources to support all children’s active participation, learning and belonging in their education and care setting

You receive some fantastic benefits in return, including...

Access to our Multicultural Resource Centre (MRC) collection of over 1,000 bilingual books and resources

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.

Check out our online catalogue

 

Access to member-only educator resources and translated information for families via our website

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.

> Preview member-only resources

 

Discounts on purchases from our Partner Organisations

Global Language BooksSpecialising 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.

fkaCS Members get 25% off products from Mantra Lingua, Milet Limited, Star Bright Books, Star Publishing (UK and India), Snowflake Books, and  10% off all other products (excl. postage).

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.

 

Our A2 Multilingual Welcome Poster in your Membership Pack

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!

VIEW THE FULL LIST OF MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND FEES

 

Ready to Join? Payment Options:

  • Email us to request a tax invoice for payment via EFT/bank transfer.
  • Join online via PayPal, credit or debit card.
  • Call 03 9428 4471 for credit card payments over the phone.

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: 21.6.2022

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