Cultural Inclusion is dedicated to Aboriginal and Tores Strait Islander inclusion through all facets of the early childhood sector.

Excerpt from Capitalising on Culture: An opportunity not to be missed   no comments

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Our diverse population and workforce can provide business with important skills and knowledge. Nurturing and harnessing the cultural diversity of employees enhances an organisation’s business and reputation. It broadens links with the community including potential new markets. It provides business, … Continue reading

Written by admin on June 11th, 2014


Excerpt from The Employ Outside the Box: The economic imperative for increased participation   no comments

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There are very clear and very real and tangible benefits to the employer for employing people outside the workforce other than simply being good corporate citizens. Creating a competitive advantage—research has shown that for businesses seeking a competitive advantage over … Continue reading

Written by admin on June 6th, 2014


Early childhood resources on cultural inclusion   no comments

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Photo by Jessica Goddard http://url.edna.edu.au/MW8V Early childhood resources on cultural inclusion Food for thought http://bit.ly/Foodforthought This is a collection of images of food from different cultures. Other image collections are available at http://www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au/learning/ Adventures in mutlicultural cooking: taste bud travel … Continue reading

Written by admin on June 2nd, 2014


Catering to diversity   no comments

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Hopetoun Children’s Centre in Flemington, Melbourne, is a multicultural hub within the local community. The centre’s goals include developing the centre’s operations to embrace the different cultural beliefs, practices and needs of the families attending the centre, in order to … Continue reading

Written by admin on May 28th, 2014


Cultural competence – An ethical perspective   no comments

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The ethical dimensions of becoming culturally competent are simultaneously challenging and extraordinarily life affirming. RECOGNISING, HONOURING, RESPECTING When educators in early childhood education and care settings connect with children, families and colleagues in ways that recognise cultural identity with honour … Continue reading

Written by admin on May 21st, 2014


Acknowledgement of Country’ by Jonathon Hill   no comments

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Today we stand in the footsteps of millennia old. May we acknowledge the traditional owners whose cultures and customs have nurtured, and continue to nurture, this land, since men and women awoke from the great dream. We honour the presence … Continue reading

Written by admin on May 15th, 2014


Discovering cultural connections   no comments

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‘The connections we make, the actions we take, and the questions we ask each other are vital to how we develop a competent approach to culture in its many variations.’ WHERE TO START? As an early childhood educator in a … Continue reading

Written by admin on May 10th, 2014


Study in the Torres Strait Islands: Making a positive change to our future generations   no comments

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‘Educators who are culturally competent respect multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing and living, celebrate the benefits of diversity and have an ability to understand and honour differences’ (EYLF, p.16). Cultural competence is about your attitudes and how you assemble … Continue reading

Written by admin on May 1st, 2014


Torres Strait Islander
“Traditional Experiences 1”
A selection of traditional
cooking, craft activities
and songs
“During an ACECQA Assessor visit to my service they immediately asked to see our Torres Strait Islander Resources used in the centre. I went on to purchase a range of resources from Cultural Inclusions ensure this need was met”.
Andrea, Director Little Zebras Childcare Centre QLD
”Having the resources from Cultural Inclusions gave me more confidence to talk to the children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture as I did not want to be seen as tokenistic”
LinkyWano, educator
“Cecelia came into our service and did a Torres Strait Islander demonstration with the children and staff. It was fantastic to see the children learning the language, songs and dance with her”.
Josh, Our Lady of the Assumption Vacation Care provider
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