2020 Calendar

2020 Calendar

Inclusion Support Queensland has developed this calendar for 2020 to support you on your inclusion journey.

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Understanding Behaviour Poster

Understanding Behaviour Poster

This poster supports educators to critically reflect on their practice as individuals and together as a team.

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Inclusion Matters Poster

Inclusion Matters Poster

This poster explores what inclusion may look and feel like for children, families and educators.

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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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Hidden Messages

Hidden Messages

This resource supports educators to reflect on how their words and actions may be interpreted by others.

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Meeting the sleep, rest and relaxation needs of all children

Meeting the sleep, rest and relaxation needs of all children

This resource supports educators to reflect on how they can 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 guide aims to assist practitioners to promote children’s resilience and raise community awareness about it more broadly.

Early Years Connect

Early Years Connect

Information sheets including: 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.

Early Childhood Australia and Early Childhood Intervention Australia – Position Statement on the inc

Early Childhood Australia and Early Childhood Intervention Australia – Position Statement on the inc

A position statement that aims to create a vision of high quality inclusive practices in early childhood education and care.
 

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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.

 

Visual Supports

Visual Supports

This resource describes what visuals are, briefly explores a range of visual support options and provides some tips to assist with implementing a communication system. 

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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.

Raising Children

Raising Children

Raising Children website explores up-to-date, evidence-based, scientifically validated information about raising children and caring for yourself. This particular link focuses on speech and language delays.

Steps to Inclusion

Steps to Inclusion

A visual tool to assist educators to reflect on their inclusion journey.

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Building Belonging

Building Belonging

Building Belonging is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources which includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans. It is focussed on encouraging respect for cultural diversity and tackling racial prejudice in early childhood settings.

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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Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) Fact Sheets

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) Fact Sheets

Aspect Early Intervention Program has produced a series of fact sheets to help educators and parents support children with Autism.

Strengths of Australian Aboriginal cultural practices in family life and child rearing

Strengths of Australian Aboriginal cultural practices in family life and child rearing

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.

All Means All Toolkit for Educators

All Means All Toolkit for Educators

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.


 

Sue Larkey Autism Tip Sheets

Sue Larkey Autism Tip Sheets

Sue Larkey has an array of tip sheets for supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


 

GoZen! Wellbeing Resources

GoZen! Wellbeing Resources

GoZen! creates online social and emotional learning programs loved by kids ages 5-15, parents, professionals, and schools. Our mission is to reach 1 million kids with skills to transform stress, anxiety, worry, anger, perfectionism, negativity, and social worry into POWER in the year 2020! 


 

Understanding Welcome to Country

Understanding Welcome to Country

A wonderful guide for understanding the importance of ceremony, Welcome to Country and how to be a welcoming country for the newly arrived.


 

Motor Active Online Exercise

Motor Active Online Exercise

Motor Active Online is an exercise program delivered online (through Zoom meetings and video sharing), designed for children 4 -17 years of age who have difficulty moving and playing in a coordinated manner, or who would like to increase their levels of physical activity. Motor Active Online provides a fun, unique, non-threatening and inclusive environment for children.  


 

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Navigating the challenges of parenting in 2020

Navigating the challenges of parenting in 2020

All of us struggle at times to be the patient, calm and positive parents we want to be. This recording will cover how to manage anger and frustration, feelings of isolation or anxiety, managing conflict and looking after your relationship with your partner/s and children.

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MyTime

MyTime

MyTime is for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. It’s a place for you to unwind and talk about your experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy.

PlayConnect

PlayConnect

PlayConnect is a free, safe and supported playgroup program for children on the Autism Spectrum, or with developmental delays or behavioural concerns, and thier families.   We provide over 40 groups across the country for children aged 0 to 5 years.

Child Development and Trauma Factsheets

Child Development and Trauma Factsheets

This resource supports understanding the typical developmental pathways of children and the typical indicators of trauma at differing ages and stages. 

Narragunnawali RAP Resources

Narragunnawali RAP Resources

Use the Narragunnawali suite of early learning, primary and secondary curriculum resources to promote reconciliation and to strengthen children and students’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

Healing Foundation Intergenerational Trauma Animation

Healing Foundation Intergenerational Trauma Animation

This short animated video explains how and why intergenerational trauma impacts many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. Our vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. Our purpose is to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation.

Foundation For Success

Foundation For Success

A resource to help you deliver a quality early learning program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Foundations for Success provides additional guidance to the Early Years Learning Framework and is packed with information, inspiration and good practice advice.

Map of Indigenous Australia

Map of Indigenous Australia

This map attempts to represent the language, social or nation groups of Aboriginal Australia. It shows only the general locations of larger groupings of people which may include clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. It used published resources from 1988-1994 and is not intended to be exact, nor the boundaries fixed. 

SNAICC Resources

SNAICC Resources

SNAICC ihas a range of wonderful resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children remain connected to their communities, Country and culture. They have also collated a range of resources to support eductors, families and communities throughout Covid.

Indigenous Languages Map of Queensland

Indigenous Languages Map of Queensland

As part of State Library’s Indigenous Languages Project, this resource map aims to raise awareness of the diversity of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Care for Ears

Care for Ears

The Care for Kids' Ears campaign has been designed and produced by the Australian Government to increase awareness of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

AIATSIS Books

AIATSIS Books

Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies' (AIATSIS) publishing arm and Australia's leading publisher of Australian Indigenous studies. They publish scholarly works, children’s books, biographies, research papers and monographs across a broad range of topics. 

Gadi Mirrabooka Aboriginal Stories

Gadi Mirrabooka Aboriginal Stories

Journey into the fascinating world of Australia’s Aboriginal culture with this unique collection of 33 authentic, unaltered Australian Dreamtime indigenous stories, each story brought to you by an Aboriginal storyteller custodian. 

Crackerjack Education

Crackerjack Education

Discover a whole world of online learning about Australia’s living landscapes, history and amazing people. All resources matched to the Australian National Curriculum or just use our site to learn more about this amazing Country .

NAIDOC Week Teaching Guides

NAIDOC Week Teaching Guides

The learning resources available to all students through the NAIDOC website are invaluable for teachers and students.

Weave & Splice Cards

Weave & Splice Cards

These cards can be used by individuals and groups as prompts to explore the strengths of First Nations peoples' ways of being, knowing and doing. They invite people to be curious, to learn, to break down and reconstruct current thinking and practice and weave in new ways of working.

Cultural Connections Booklet

Cultural Connections Booklet

This cultural connections booklet has been created to help you and your team engage in some of the key topics surrounding ‘respect of diversity’ and ‘cultural competency’ in the early child hood education and care sector. 

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First Nations Bedtime Stories Challenge

First Nations Bedtime Stories Challenge

The First Nations Bedtime Stories Challenge is a unique way for all people to learn from and celebrate First Nations cultures. Join up for a week of learning and sharing. Watch five Dreaming stories over five days, told to you by First Nations elders and knowledge custodians from Central Australia. Do it on your own, at home with your family, or at school. It’s all online.
 

The Koori Curriculum

The Koori Curriculum

The Koori Curriculum is an Aboriginal Early Childhood consultancy that supports early childhood educators to grow their cultural confidence and capacity. We work with educators across all different service types assisting them to embed Aboriginal perspectives in their curriculum and form meaningful relationships with their local Aboriginal community.

Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Children's Literature Resource

Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Children's Literature Resource

The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature (NCACL) has produced a free database for educators to discover children’s books by and about Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The database allows educators to explore a range of children’s books and related teaching resources, helping them get the most out of their current book collection, and identify new books to add to their teaching assets.  

Be You Programs Directory

Be You Programs Directory

The Programs Directory continues to be a searchable database of mental health and wellbeing programs offered by a wide range of providers to schools and early learning services.
 

Welcome and Safe @ Kindy Resource Library

Welcome and Safe @ Kindy Resource Library

Here you will find simple strategies, creative ideas and practical information to support you in cultural inclusion practices. A carefully curated library of resources to support kindergarten teachers and early childhood educators in facilitating cultural inclusion. From healthy lunchbox ideas translated into different languages, to practice guides on trauma and resilience - register now to access these resources and more for free!
 

Coming Together

Coming Together

Coming Together is Sesame Workshop's commitment to racial justice. These resources are designed to help kids and families discuss racism, build empathy, and embrace diversity.
 

Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Day

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has gone live with a new website celebrating stories and language from the rich cultures of our First Nations peoples. There are dozens of short videos to enjoy, and lots of activities for parents and children. You can go onto the website and explore and extend your personal journey of learning and appreciation of the cultures of the people who have cared for this Country for thousands of generations.

Dreamy Sleep Stories

Dreamy Sleep Stories

Dreamy is a collection of sleep stories created by First Nations storytellers. ​These contemporary stories bring an 80,000-year-old oral tradition into the digital space, helping people of all walks of life to quiet their minds, drift into dream, and disconnect from their devices by connecting to Country. 


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