A range of resources are available to support services to provide inclusive environments and programmes for all children. Sometimes the most helpful resources are the ones that help us to reflect on our practice and support us to think differently.

Current resource topics include: What is inclusion?, Working with Therapists, Reflective Practice, Guiding Children’s Behaviour, Working with Families, Practical Resources and Inclusion Matters Newsletters. These resources include information, weblinks, checklists and templates.

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Resources

 
The Journey of Inclusion Poster

The journey of inclusion is a process that evolves as our understanding grows

 
Inclusion is

Visual ‘snapshots’ of inclusion to encourage educators to reflect on inclusive practice

 
Inclusion Matters Poster

What inclusion may look and feel like for children, families and educators

 
Hidden Messages

Supporting educators to reflect on how their words and actions may be interpreted by others

 
Steps to Inclusion

Visual tool to assist educators through their inclusion journey

 
Early Childhood Australia's Statement on the Inclusion of All Children in Early Childhood Education and Care

This statement explains inclusion. It outlines why inclusion is important, and it sets out what is required from everyone involved in the delivery of early childhood education and care to ensure inclusion of every child.
 

Early Years Connect

Information sheets, professional learning modules and webinars for educators about inclusion. Information sheet topics include: creating inclusive early childhood education and care services, the principles of inclusion, the legislation, leading and implementing change and working with families and service providers.
 

Working Together Agreement

The Working Together Agreement is a free downloadable resource which supports early childhood educators to collaborate with early childhood intervention practitioners and families to promote inclusion in early childhood settings for young children with developmental delay or disability. The Working Together Agreement has been developed by Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW/ACT) in collaboration with a working group of stakeholders.


KU Guiding Children’s Behaviour

Information, planning tools and assessment tools to support educators to promote positive relationships and respond positively to challenging behaviours.
 

Meeting children’s sleep, rest, and relaxation needs babies and toddlers in ECEC

This tip sheet provides educators with strategies to work with children and families to provide appropriate opportunities to meet each child’s need for sleep, rest, and relaxation.

 

Inclusive Practices for Positive Engagement Case Studies on Challenging Behaviour

This resource developed by Include Me shares a range of case studies which encourage educators to look at the communicative intent behind challenging behaviour and provides a framework for supporting positive behaviour in early childhood and child care services.
 

Honouring Indigenous Connections; linking culture to education and care practice

Honouring Indigenous Connections is a collection of stories which describe how pedagogical practices
honour culture; demonstrate engagement with cultural competence; and acknowledge the importance of developing relationships and connections within the local Indigenous community. This resource has been developed by Include Me in partnership with Aboriginal elders.
 

Resources Disclaimer

This page provides a listing of resources relating to inclusion which may be of interest to educators. The NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency aims to list inclusion-related, high quality resources from reputable sources on this page, however the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency cannot regulate or guarantee the quality or accuracy of details, and relevance of resources listed and is not responsible for any errors or omissions. All content on this page is shared here for information purposes only and the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency does not endorse or promote any specific resource listed on this page. Early Childhood and Child Care services should use their own professional judgements when deciding what resources will best suit their needs.
To suggest a resource for inclusion on this page please email: emma.pierce@ku.com.au