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Applications open for Victoria’s KIS Program: Specialised Equipment Trial

Victoria’s Department of Education and Training (DET) is trialling a new element of the Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS) program, called the KIS Specialised Equipment Trial (SET).

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by Freya Lucas

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood strategy announced

The voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families will be instrumental in the development of a new national strategy that will ensure their children have the opportunities for the best start in life, the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) has announced.

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by Freya Lucas

ACTU welcomes Fair Work Commission calls for review of paid leave for family violence

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has welcomed the decision of the Fair Work Commission to urgently commence a review examining the need for paid leave for workers, including those in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, who are experiencing family and domestic violence.

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by Freya Lucas

A new story on early childhood

For the past two years, the FrameWorks Institute has worked in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation to investigate perceptions of early childhood in Australia, identifying gaps in public thinking, and areas where the stories told by the science of early childhood diverge, and have developed and tested new ways of talking about early childhood that make this science more accessible.

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by Freya Lucas

Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation founder Aneika Kapeen a powerful advocate for ECEC

Yaegl woman Aneika Kapeen founder of the Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation was recently celebrated by the ABC as one of a number of ‘passionate change makers’ who spoke about the challenges of “coping with a world that is increasingly scary.”

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by Freya Lucas

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