In this course, you will:
- Develop an understanding of the meaning and importance of reconciliation between First Nations peoples and the broader Australian community.
- Take the first steps in understanding the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples personally and professionally.
- Establish how inclusive practices can support the progression of reconciliation in children’s education and care contexts.
- Develop an understanding of the meaning and importance of reconciliation in children’s education and care contexts across Australia.
Suitable for early childhood education and care professionals at all stages of their careers.
About the presenters:
Catharine Hydon has extensive experience in the early childhood sector in Australia and overseas. Beginning as a teacher in a sessional kindergarten program, Catharine has gone on to manage a range of services for children and their families. Catharine has a Masters in Early Childhood Education specialising in early childhood practice, policy and governance, the delivery of integrated services and the exploration of innovative programs to engage vulnerable children and their families.
Joanne (Jo) Goodwin is a descendant of the Wonnarua peoples and was born in Singleton, NSW. Jo has extensive experience in the early childhood profession and has worked nationally with a range of not-for-profit organisations and governments to lead innovative programs for children, their families and communities. Jo is currently serving as the co-chair of Early Childhood Australia’s Reconciliation Advisory Group and is a regular contributor to ECA publications.