Honouring Indigenous Connections

Honouring Indigenous Connections

Developed by the Include Me ISA & SCAN teams, Honouring Indigenous Connections demonstrates how education and care services engage, embrace and embody the history and heritage of the Indigenous culture in their everyday practice.

This is a great resource that assists with  reflective thinking around Indigenous inclusion.
 

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Inclusion Is...

Inclusion Is...

This resource is a visual 'snapshot' of inclusion to encourage educators to reflect on inclusive practice

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Inclusion Matters Poster

Inclusion Matters Poster

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

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Inclusive Practices for Positive Engagement Case Studies on Challenging Behaviour

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.

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Guiding Children's Behaviour

Guiding Children's Behaviour

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

Hidden Messages

Hidden Messages

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

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Meeting children's sleep, rest, and relaxation needs

Meeting children's sleep, rest, and relaxation needs

To support the development of healthy life-time sleep practices, educators need to work with children and families to provide appropriate opportunities to meet each child’s need for sleep, rest, and relaxation.

 

 

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Building Resilience in Children Aged 0- 12

Building Resilience in Children Aged 0- 12

This resource aims to assist practitioners to promote children’s resilience and raise community awareness about it more broadly. It aims to create a shared understanding of children's resilience, and highlight the best ways to build resilience through everyday strategies and structured interventions. This guide was created for practitioners working across a broad range of settings including early childhood education and care settings, primary schools, welfare and community-based health and mental health settings.

Early Years Connect

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.

ECIA and ECA Position Statement on the Inclusion of Children with a Disability in ECEC

ECIA and ECA Position Statement on the Inclusion of Children with a Disability in ECEC

The purpose of this join position statement is to create a vision for high quality inclusive practices in early childhood education and care. The statement aims to assist educators in ECEC services, as well as support professionals, to fully include children with a disability and to achieve high quality outcomes for all children.

Faiths and Their Festivals

Faiths and Their Festivals

Faiths and Their Festivals is designed to help by giving background information to the faiths and celebrations in our multicultural society. It looks at the beliefs and core practices of the main faiths and describes the festivals associated with them.

Self-Regulation Snapshots

Self-Regulation Snapshots

These free snapshots have been developed by University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Centre for practitioners and educators to use for each of six developmental phases. Each snapshot provides a review of key concepts; a listing of the skills developing in that phase; an image of how co-regulation looks in that phase; a review of lessons learned about interventions to promote self-regulation; key considerations for promoting self-regulation in that phase, and more.

Statement on the Inclusion of Children in Early Childhood Education and Care

Statement on the Inclusion of Children in Early Childhood Education and Care

This statement from Early Childhood Australia 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.

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Steps to Inclusion

Steps to Inclusion

A visual tool to assist educators through their inclusion journey.

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All Means All Toolkit for Educators in Schools

All Means All Toolkit for Educators in Schools

This Inclusion Toolkit for Educators has been written with leading inclusive education experts to assist educators working in school settings to welcome and support learners of all abilities in their classrooms and schools.

The Journey of Inclusion Poster

The Journey of Inclusion Poster

This poster shows the journey of inclusion as a process that evolves as educators' understanding grows.

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Emerging Minds

Emerging Minds

The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health has been established the Emerging Minds website to assist professionals and organisations who work with children and/or parents/families to have the skills to identify assess and support children at risk of mental health conditions.
Access free training, practice guides, webinars, tools, information and news.

Strengths of Australian Aboriginal Cultural Practices

Strengths of Australian Aboriginal Cultural Practices

This paper explores some of the characteristics of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices that contribute to effective family functioning, and how these practices can have positive effects on children and communities.

The Dance of Partnership

The Dance of Partnership

Strenghthening the parent-professional partnership.

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Using Visuals to support children's learning

Using Visuals to support children's learning

The Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Group in Wagga has developed a DVD showing educators how to use visuals throughout the day to support all children. The DVD is available for purchase $15 +gst.





 

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Visual Supports

Visual Supports

This one page resource describes what visuals are, briefly explores a range of visual support options and provides some tips to assist with implementing a communication system. A great resource sheet to assist IPs to support educators.




 

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Working Together Agreement

Working Together Agreement

The Working Together Agreement has been developed to support educators to work collaboratively with early childhood intervention practitioners and families to promote early childhood inclusion for young children with developmental delay and/or disability. This free package includes sample letters, checklists, the agreement itself and shared practice standards and guidelines.

Families NSW: Social and Emotional Development

Families NSW: Social and Emotional Development

Families NSW in the Sydney metropolitan area have produced resources for service providers to pass on to parents that provide advice and information on the social and emotional development of children. A related flipchart is available in four major community languages and has been adapted for Aboriginal families, Love, Yarn, Sing, Read, Play.



 

ECA and ECIA Position Statement

ECA and ECIA Position Statement

Early Childhood Australia and Early Childhood Intervention Australia - Position statement on the inclusion of children with a disability in early childhood education and care.

Coaching in Early Childhood

Coaching in Early Childhood

This website is undergoing an update but still has some very relevant information available that can support IPs in their coaching journey.

Cultural Connections Booklet

Cultural Connections Booklet

Cultural Connections Booklet developed by Child Australia, the WA & NT PSC, to support educators to engage in some of the key topics surrounding ‘respect of diversity’ and ‘cultural competency’. This resource focuses on cultural diversity in general.

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Autism Spectrum (Aspect) 'How to' Guides

Autism Spectrum (Aspect) 'How to' Guides

Aspect Early Intervention Program has produced a series of “How to” guides to help educators and parents support children with Autism.

 

Autism Spectrum Tip Sheets

Autism Spectrum Tip Sheets

A collection of resources to help support educators to include children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are strategies, ideas, summary and time saving ideas.


 

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Building Belonging Toolkit

Building Belonging Toolkit

Building belonging toolkit for early childhood educators around cultural diversity.

Raising Children

Raising Children

This particular link on the Raising Children website explores speech and language delays.



 

The A-Z of making Inclusion happen

The A-Z of making Inclusion happen

Created by Include Me Child and Family Inclusion Programs, The A-Z of making Inclusion happen...

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Kids Matter - Feeling Included

Kids Matter - Feeling Included

Kids Matter – Feeling Included (article). This is a good resource for sharing with educational leaders.

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