A broad focus on inclusion is the theme for this issue of Every Child. Marlene Fox begins by delivering a guest statement that asks the question: ‘what creates inclusion and what does it actually mean for our professional practice?’ As the chair of the sub-committee responsible for developing ECA’s Statement on the inclusion of every child in early childhood education and care, Marlene brings to this issue a long history of work around inclusion.
Continuing the discussion of ECA’s policy statement on inclusion, Helen Oakey discusses the practicalities of using this statement in care and education settings; and Sandy Leitch talks about the benefits of the statement and Vocational Education and Training.
In other articles, Melissa Johnston presents a snapshot of inclusion for the culturally and linguistically diverse community at Franklin Early Childhood School; Carmel Richardson discusses reconciliation and inclusion; Loretta Davis writes about the importance of advocating for children’s rights in Australia; and Jackie Brien talks to Amanda Cincotta about a practical tale of inclusion.
The following articles are also included in this issue:
- Walking together with families toward inclusion
- Tribute to Andrea Ruth McGuffog
- Reflections on a visit to Reggio Emilia early childhood centres in Italy
- Partnerships with families of young children with disabilities
- The anti-bias approach in early childhood 15 years on …
- Introduce and new language at your preschool: You’ll be amazed at what unfolds
- Changes to the NQF, and reports on consistency and efficiency in the NQF
- The importance of developing language and literacy skills
- Children have the right to be heard—but how do we listen?
- Ready children, ready families, ready schools
- Simple changes cut waste and enrich children’s learning at Illawarra Area Child Care
- Why that photo?