Regional News - Inclusion Support in Warmun

Wanyanyakem Taam Early Learning Centre is a remote centre in the small Warmun community situated in far Northwest Kimberley, over 3000 km from Perth.
 

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Wanyanyakem Taam Early Learning Centre is a remote centre in the small Warmun community situated in far Northwest Kimberley, over 3000 km from Perth.

Being so isolated has challenges, but Jane, a local Aboriginal woman and manager of the ECEC for 10 years, – has close connections with her community and the ECEC provides a safe and nurturing place for local children and employs local women as educators.

Jane is proactive with her use of the Inclusion Support Program and states ‘The Warmun service is really enjoying Inclusion Support visits.’

Inclusion Professional, Michelle and Jane have built a warm and trusting relationship.

Michelle is based in Kununurra, a two drive away from Warnum and makes regular support visits providing incursions and activities to support self-regulation, sensory play, recognising emotions and promoting communication through visual aids.

Children are learning how to express emotions appropriately and regulate behaviours in a more positive way and families and staff see children being engaged in their interactions and play with a stronger sense of agency.

Wanyanyakem Taam Early Learning Centre see the value of utilising the Inclusion Support Program to support staff and the community

Requests for Inclusion Support and for Specialist Equipment have been made and an Innovative Solutions project for protective behaviours is underway.

WA Inclusion Agency is delighted to help this small community with its inclusion needs and we thank Jane for her enthusiasm and engagement with the ISP.
 
 
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The Inclusion Support Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.