ECEC Provider in Focus: Alice Springs Family Day Care
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ECEC Provider in Focus: Alice Springs Family Day Care

by Freya Lucas

September 08, 2023

Alice Springs Family Day Care (ASFDC) is a FDC coordination service based in Alice Springs a remote town in central Australia, roughly half way between Adelaide and Darwin. 


ASFDC, at time of press, has five educators listed on its website, and is rated as Meeting the National Quality Standard.  


What is the history of ASFDC?


Service approval was granted in June 2013, however one educator has been involved with the service since the early 1980s, suggesting the scheme has been in place for at least 40 years. 


What is ASFDC’s vision and approach to learning? 


Central to the work of all ASFDC educators is the understanding that fam­i­lies are their child’s first teacher and respecting indi­vid­ual prac­tices and diverse per­spec­tives. 


“We val­ue the voice of chil­dren, fam­i­lies, edu­ca­tors and staff and act to pro­mote strong col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships based on mutu­al respect, sup­port and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in order to gain the best out­comes for the child,” the provider said. 


“We believe we play a key part in strength­en­ing the lives of chil­dren and help them become hap­py, con­fi­dent peo­ple with a love of life­long learn­ing as well as pos­sess­ing valu­able life skills. Through our work, we aim for chil­dren to have a strong sense of health and well being.”


“ASFDC will be unit­ed as a com­mu­ni­ty of cul­tur­al­ly diverse learn­ers, chil­dren, fam­i­lies and pro­fes­sion­als, who pro­vide high­est qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and care in Alice Springs and advo­cate for qual­i­ty ear­ly child­hood education.”


 Are there any unique aspects to the ASFDC offer?


ASFDC acknowl­edges that it operates on the lands of the Arrernte peo­ple, recognising its part with­in the close-knit, unique and diverse com­mu­ni­ty of Alice Springs. 


“We val­ue the cul­tur­al diver­si­ty of our desert town and under­stand the sig­nif­i­cance of our shared expe­ri­ences with­in the his­to­ry of Cen­tral Australia,” the provider notes. 


To learn more about ASFDC, please visit the website


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