Water hijab allows young women to surf

From The Age in Victoria comes this story of inclusion:   18 students from Cranbourne Secondary College took part in a special day at Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club on Saturday. Many came from the school’s Afghan community. The day was designed to give them some water safety basics that they could pass on…

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ON THIS DAY: Brazilian Independence Day

Every year, 7 September marks the Day of Independence for Brazilians. This is a national holiday in which citizens celebrate their independence from Portugal. We have a fantastic range of resources from South America, including rugs, dolls, instruments, puzzles and dress-ups. Check out the Online Catalogue and select ‘South America’.

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What, when, how and why celebrate?

Incorporating relevant, culturally-based experiences and celebrations in children’s programs presents many different learning opportunities… Even the most experienced child care professional can be overwhelmed by the task of including multicultural content into a program. Sometimes we can ask ourselves, ‘what’s the point? am I doing this right? what if I end up offending someone?’ It…

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Simply Multicultural

If you’re looking for a good overview article about the importance of introducing children to different cultures from a young age, check out this article over at Simply Multicultural. The author, Lyn Uhlmann, neatly summarises the Australian context and why childcare professionals need to consider diversity when designing programs. A multicultural early childhood learning environment…

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Why use multicultural resources?

There are lots of reasons why childcare practitioners might decide to incorporate multicultural resources into your centre’s practice. Maybe Chinese New Year is coming up. Or a new child has joined your centre whose parents are Afghani. The key reason for most of us is that we want to create positive learning environments for the…

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