Pictured above: Smoking Ceremony with Marie Taylor
There is an increased awareness in the Early Childhood sector about the importance of Reconciliation and working with Aboriginal people in order to provide a truly inclusive environment. One that embeds culture and knowledge across all aspects of an Early Learning and Child Care service. The Innovative Solutions stream of IDF can provide assistance.
In November the Inclusion team in Peel held an Innovative Solutions workshop in partnership with the Peel Development Commission for local Aboriginal members of the Peel region. Nine people attended and took part in discussions with Inclusion Professionals about the Inclusion Support Program, the WA Inclusion Agency and how local Aboriginal providers may be able to provide a service to Early Childhood and Child Care centres under the Innovative Solutions Funding stream.
The positive response led to several potential providers being added to the WA Inclusion Agency Innovative Solutions Directory, a directory developed to offer information to ECCCs about local providers. After the workshop Marie Taylor preformed a smoking ceremony and participants networked over a BBQ lunch.
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