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Reconnect to the passion and to the value of the professional educator's role. Understand the relevance of Belonging, Being and Becoming and the EYLF principles: Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships, Partnerships, High expectations and equity; and, Respect for diversity. Explore the EYLF practices: Holistic Approaches, Cultural Competence and Responsiveness to Children.
First Door offers three workshops relating to being an inspired educator. These are:
  • Connecting the Early Years Learning Framework to your values and practice
  • Planning a child-centred curriculum and learning through play
  • Develop cultural competence

Using the Early Years Learning Framework to guide practice

Topics include:

  • Reconnecting to the value of the educator's role in achieving the EYLF overall goals for children's 'Belonging, Being and Becoming', and the long term goals for children being the five Learning Outcomes
  • Connecting the Principles of the Early Years Learning Framework to the team's values and beliefs
  • Exploring how the EYLF Practices guide the team's ability to promote children's learning in the five outcomes
  • Collaborate with other educators to establish ways to work together to implement the Principles and Practices of the EYLF.


Planning a child centred curriculum with learning through play

Topics include:

  • What is a child-centred curriculum and being a co-learner?
  • Inspiration from other centres - a virual tour of inspirational curriculum
  • Creating enabling indoor and outdoor play spaces to encourage discovery, exploration and real and active experiences for children
  • Being reflective and intentional to improve our curriculum: shifting our focus from whole group routines to small groups and more learning through play
  • Explore child-centred routines to provide natural flow for group times, meal and rest times, and indoor/outdoor play
  • Documenting the curriculum


Develop cultural competence

Topics include:

  • Practical activity: Reflecting an awareness of your own and other cultural ways of knowing, seeing and living
  • The relevance of culture and family to each child's sense of belonging and being
  • The benefits of diversity and honouring cultural differences
  • Acknowledging and respecting the impact of events and issues in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history
  • Demonstrating knowledge and respect for Indigenous cultures
  • Practical activity: Gain knowledge of different cultural practices and develop skills for communication and interaction across cultures
  • Identify the impact of cultural factors on service delivery
  • Using resources and experiences to respect cultural differences


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