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Bringing child rights into your classroom: An educator's guide

This guide walks you through the process of introducing the concept of child rights to children aged 3–7 years. While it is aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the practical activities could be used with children of any cultural background within this age group.

Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice

The ‘Building belonging’ toolkit includes an ebook, song, educator guide, poster and lesson plans. It supports respect for cultural diversity in the early years.

Child rights education kit: Child rights activity book

This activity book is designed to support children to make meaning of their rights relevant to their own world and experiences.

Introduction to EYLF fact sheets

This series of Good Practice Fact Sheets from SNAICC gives you ideas for promoting, exploring and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures while implementing the outcomes, principles and practices from the EYLF.

Little J and Big Cuz

These games can be used with the Little J and Big Cuz videos to support learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldviews and knowledges.

Little J and Big Cuz: Educators

These resources can be used with the Little J and Big Cuz videos to support learning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldviews and knowledges. The resources are aligned with the EYLF.

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in schools and early learning

Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people, meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace. Subscribe to Narragunnawali News, a free newsletter that highlights the great things happening in early learning services across Australia.

Narragunnawali: Community building blocks (early learning)

In this activity, educators and children build a model of their local community using building blocks. They talk about important Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander places in the community.

Narragunnawali: Curriculum resources

The Narragunnawali curriculum resources for the early years incorporate elements of the EYLF. They promote reconciliation and strengthen children’s knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day activity kit

Find some great, practical ideas for celebrating this special day.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day activity sheet

This activity sheet provides advice about how to invite an Elder to visit your service and suggests questions to ask.

Promoting, exploring and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures: EYLF Outcome 1

Read a case study on how one kindergarten incorporates their local Aboriginal culture; find suggestions for incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your curriculum; and find links to national and state specific culture and language resources.

Promoting, exploring and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures: EYLF Outcome 2

Find links to cultural knowledge regarding the natural environment and weather systems; consider connection to nature through animals; and reflect upon how we can teach children to become socially aware.

Promoting, exploring and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures: EYLF Outcome 3

Find out more about the protocols for engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; learn more about tokenism; and read about strategies for enhancing the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Promoting, exploring and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures: EYLF Outcome 4

Explore the importance of relationships and strengths-based pedagogies; read case studies that reflect learning environments rich in culture; and understand the importance of maintaining high expectations and what this looks like in practice.

Promoting, exploring and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures: EYLF Outcome 5

Read case studies of positive engagement with children; find out how to enhance children’s communications skills within a cultural lens; and discover links to other resources that will enhance your literacy programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Yarning circles

Read about how the NSW-based Laugh and Learn Early Learning Centre in Miranda introduced yarning circles into their program.

You’re in new Country book

This 96-page book provides advice to non-Indigenous early childhood mentors, trainers and teachers.

You’re in new Country posters

This set of posters gives tips to non-Indigenous early childhood mentors, trainers and teachers about working respectfully; being in new Country; listening and learning; and more.

Abbreviations

  • EYLF: Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia, unless otherwise indicated
Supported by the Australian Government.
© 2016 Commonwealth of Australia,unless otherwise indicated