Cultural competence is “the ability to communicate with, understand and effectively interact with people across cultures” (EYLF, 2015) Some legislation to keep in mind: • Belonging Being and Becoming The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. - P. 16 Cultural Competence • Early Childhood Australia – Code of Ethics. Inclusivity and Cultural Responsiveness • The National Quality Standards – Relationships with children. Collaborative partnership with families and communities • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 • Anti-discrimination Act 1991 - OUR PHILISIOPHY “We believe that each child is individual, unique and important, and has the right to develop to their full potential by respecting and
Chapman, S. (2015). Arts immersion: Using the arts as a language across the primary school curriculum. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(9), 86-101. This article is discussing the use of art immersion as a strategy responding to the challenges currently facing arts education in Australian primary schools and a means to maximize the education potential of arts education. This article discusses how arts education is being hindered in Australia because of high stake tests and reduced government funding; however, art immersion is a proposed strategy that is intended to be a team-teaching approach with the classroom teacher and the arts specialists in primary schools to improve the arts pedagogy.
As a professional organization committed to the welfare and well-being of young children in early childhood centers. According the NAEYC Code of Ethics Conduct, there are “guidelines for responsible behavior that sets forth a common basis for resolving the principal ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and
With discovering the focus of the emphasis being put by society improvement could occur over a prolonged time. Researchers agree that childhood, ‘’in contemporary western societies, is also popularly regarded as the potential antecedent for adult neurosis’’. Therefore childhood is seen as an important factor in regards to the future, as well as a contributing factor in the adult life. In fact research proves that experiences lived in our childhood easily effect our future. We also see this as a reccurent theme in schools, as children are seen to be the future generation.
The younger generation ought to have the best foundation in their early years’ experience in order to prepare them for the challenges they will face when they grow up. Therefore, the quality of early year’s education has a significant impact on children’s development. Who can influence the quality of the early years setting? Leader plays a vital role in establishing a positive relationship and team culture among staff in order to provide a meaningful learning environment for children. There is a large volume of published studies describing that an effective leader is essential to the high quality of early years setting (Lewis and Hill, 2012).
However, it is the parent-child relationship that has been proven to have the greatest influence on reversing the impact of poverty. Parental involvement, such as frequency of outings (29) and problem-based play, creates greater intellectual stimulation and educational support for a child, and develops into increased school readiness. Interestingly, they found that interventions that combined parent education programs with child programs had significantly higher effect sizes. Interestingly, the mothers of children participating in the program also had higher educational and employment status after the intervention. Evaluation of the long-term effects of the intervention was completed by Reynolds (35) after 15 years of
The child will either have positive performance, behavior and/or high achievements, or not depending on the type of parenting the child is undergoing. Research has been done to demonstrate the different types of parenting styles and the effect or role it plays with children. Therefore, results show that positive parenting, affectionate, communicative, and supportive, lead to children
The 1800’s marked the foundation of modern era studies of child development. Prior, children were viewed as inherently evil (original sin view) and at some point as “a blank blanket” that inherits characteristics through child experiences (tabula rasa view) (Santrock, 2011). Comprehending child development is a pivotal aspect of Child and Youth Development (CYD). With an understanding of child development, Child and Youth Care (CYC) workers can improve their approaches to children. For the purpose of this essay, a child developmental theory will be referred to as an approach and development will be defined as “the pattern of movement or change that begins at conception and continues through the life span” (Santrock, 2011, pp.6).
Persons in the field of caring for infants/toddlers ought to adhere to his/her country’s guideline in preventing all or some of the diseases that are commonly known in the early childhood environment to secure a child’s welfare. In delivering a safe environment aimed towards the education aspect, all of the inclusive children will feel a sense of security, peace and even joy within a welcoming surrounding. More so, this healthy, safe and nurturing environment develops the child’s developmental domains which are the physical, social and emotional, cognitive and language, and moral and spiritual development. Through this, Jim Greenman (1988) quote is achieved which highlights what an early childhood environment should be which are rich in experience, in play, in teaching, with people, significant to children and places children called their own. Further research illustrated how a child care provider ought to use some sort of check list to prevent any mishaps within and out of the centre’s environment with the aid of proper supervision.
Forming health eating habits and ensuring the adequate nutrition intake in early-child life are extremely significant. Good nutrition underpins children’s holistic development. Obviously, children undergo significant social, emotional, physical and intellectual changes in their early childhood. Undoubtedly, it is the best time to develop and form the positive eating habits behaviors through their families, education, care settings and communities. Therefore, child care centers have responsibility to balance the health diet and physical activity.
Public attention and their concern about child abuse has increased the relatively work of Australian Government to make strong law and legislation to prevent the child abuse. Support and services provided to prevent child abuse and support provided to help affected child. The Australian government has develop legislations and committed to develop a National child protection frame work. What comes under Child abuse? The child protection council was established in year 1991.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) pays particular attention to cultural competence in working with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as discussed in question 9. Research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) found it is critical for non-Aboriginal staff to be aware of how to engage and support all cultures, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, as services are more effective for Aboriginal
During the lead up to World War II Australians had already struggled to survive through the depression and were now required to survive at war. Finally, by 1939, Australians were questioning the validity to support and defend the 'Mother Country ' at all costs. These are just three of the World War II experiences that helped shape the nation. The response of Australia to the declaration of World War II was different and less
Schools use this guidance to develop their own policy and procedures which must be followed. Two of these are listed below Working together to safeguard children (2015) A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children The Department for Education published an updated version of the key statutory guidance for anyone working with children in England in March 2015. It sets out how organisations and individuals should work together and how practitioners should conduct the assessment of children. This latest guidance updates the previous version published in 2013. Which includes following changes: • Referral of allegations against those who work with children • Clarification of requirements on local authorities to notify serious incidents • A definition of serious harm for the purposes of serious case reviews.
The Melbourne declaration is a policy document that develops by the states and territory education minister and the federal education ministers. The declarations are published in December 2008, follow by the 1989 Hobart Declaration and 1999 Adelaide declarations. The major change of the declaration is the demand of Australian education system including the server area that significantly need to improve and it also designed to support the 21-century learning (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2013). In the 21 century, to provide the young Australian people with the higher living style that has depended on to their education in the global economic innovation. Australian education ministers believe that education provides