Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural supports offer advice, training, coaching and outreach support to build educators’ understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and the confidence to create culturally safe and inclusive learning programs for all children.
Access and inclusion
Alignment to Queensland kindergarten learning guideline
Learning and development areas
Building a confident self-identity
Building positive relationships
Showing respect for diversity
Showing respect for environments
Exploring and expanding language
- High expectations, equity and respect for diversity
- Respectful relationships
- Collaborative partnerships.
Consultancy, professional services
Determined in consultation with providers.
Educators and children.
Services will need to source cultural supports appropriate to the local area, families and community.
Backfill: Services should consider the cost of providing backfill if required to allow educators to undertake coaching and training.
Contacts: Local networks, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations and Elders may support services to find suitable providers.
Cost: Costs vary according to providers and level and type of support provided.