The National NAIDOC Committee invites all Australians to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a movement of the nation for a better future.
Under the theme – Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future - NAIDOC Week 2019 will be held nationally from Sunday 7 July and continue through to Sunday 14 July.
Find out more about the 2019 theme on the NAIDOC website.
Is your service child safe? A checklist you’ll want to bookmark
The Victorian Child Safe Standards have been in effect since January 2016 and are compulsory for all education and care services. Use this handy checklist to make sure your service is child safe.
CCC Sector Snapshot – Term 2, 2019
What’s news for Victorian long day care, outside school hours care and family day care educators.
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Your FREE early and middle years planner
Never miss a date with our gorgeous early and middle years planner. The large size makes it perfect forsticking on the wall for everyone to see. To get one for your staff room, contact your local Inclusion Professional today.
Newly appointed OSHC focused roles within The State Department of Education and Training.
Visit the departments ‘Running outsideschool hours care’ page here
Intentional teaching resource for your staff
Effective Mentoring Program
It is vital that there are a sufficient number of trained mentors across the state to support provisionally registered teachers to gain their full teacher registration by guiding them through the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s registration process.
Visit the Department website here for more information
Marrung- Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026
Victoria will be a State where the rich and thriving culture, knowledge and experience of our First Nations peoples are celebrated by all Victorians; where our universal service systems are inclusive, responsive and respectful of Koorie people at every stage of their learning and development journey; and where every Koorie person achieves their potential, succeeds in life, and feels strong in their cultural identity.
Marrung is a strategy to ensure that all Koorie Victorians achieve their learning aspirations and realise the full benefits of the Education State reforms across early childhood, schools and further education.
For further information go to: www.education.vic.gov.au
Nutrition Australia- Want to upgrade your skills and knowledge in food service?
Free Online Training Modules are now available!
Nutrition Australia is very excited to announce that their new online training modules are now available on their Healthy Eating Advisory Service (HEAS) website!
This training was developed by dietitians and nutritionists from Nutrition Australia.
This is an convenient way for Long Day Care Educators and OSHC Educators and Staff to access training that will help them to provide a healthier environment for all. It’s free of charge, can be completed at a time and place that suits the participant and a certificate is available on completion of the training.
Both the ‘Healthy eating in Long Day Care’ and the ‘Healthy eating in Out of School Hours Care’ training modules have been created especially for all educators working in the service.
By completing the module educators and staff will learn about the importance of healthy eating, the whole-of-service approach to healthy eating, how to plan a menu and how to deal with challenges such as allergies plus much more!
For more information and registration please go to: http://heas.healthytogether.vic.gov.au/training/training-options
The online training modules cover the same content as the face to face workshops.
Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning
Launched in 2015, Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning is designed to support the 21,000+ early learning services, primary and secondary schools in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
Participating schools and early learning services will be assisted to find meaningful ways to increase respect; reduce prejudice; and strengthen relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people meaning peace, alive, wellbeing and coming together. The Ngunnawal people are Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waterways on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located.
fka Children's Services (fksCS)
fka Children's Services provides professional learning opportunities to support educators and professionals to provide culturally rich, responsive and respectful early and middle childhood programs.
Click on the link www.fka.com.au>about professional learning to find out more.