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By CELA 27 Oct, 2023

Awesome orientations: How to welcome families to your service

Children experience many transitions in their early years. Orientations are vital for children and families, but they don’t always get the consideration they deserve. Here, three early childhood professionals share their tips for success. 

Thank you to Meg Anastsi (ECT), Catherine Lee (Director at The Point Preschool) and Lorriene Bullivant (Director at Euroka Children’s Centre) for their valuable insights. 

By Ava Karusoo-Musumeci 19 Oct, 2023

Research project: Could intergenerational programs support bilingual families?

Bilingualism offers countless cognitive, academic, and cultural benefits for children (Fox et al., 2019). However, the availability of heritage language support programs in Australia remains limited, especially for preschool-aged children.

Clinical Trial Coordinator Ava Karusoo Musumeci (The EARLI Project at Neuroscience Research Australia) shares the potential benefits of bilingual intergenerational programs and details a new research project aimed at gathering parent perspectives on the idea of having bilingual intergenerational programs in the community. 

By CELA 6 Oct, 2023

Calling out casual racism in ECEC settings

You may have heard the term "casual racism", but do you know what it is and how it can affect children's development and staff wellbeing? 

Three early education and care professionals who have experienced casual racism discuss how to identify it and call it out, and how to create culturally safe environments.

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