- 1-day workshop
- Training & accompanying resources to positively support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children’s social, emotional and educational development
- Cost on enquiry
SNAICC has developed a 1-day train-the-trainer workshop, which aims to improve early childhood development outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who need additional learning and other supports. This workshop provides educators with evidence-based strategies designed to help them to positively support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children’s social, emotional and educational development.
Key topics of discussion will be:
- Cultural safety
- Culture and child rearing practices
- 3A and SNAICC context
- Abecedarian meaning – defining 3A
- Quality and why use 3A in ECEC environment
- Aligning 3A to national policy context
- Breaking down the 3A approach
- 3A Model in practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
- ECEC planning and evaluation
- Participants will gain theoretical knowledge about the cognitive, emotional and social development of children from birth to five years.
- Participants will learn about the Australian Abecedarian Approach or 3A as it is commonly known and how to use it,. This includes:
- learning a combination of teaching and learning enrichment strategies for use in early childhood education settings, which is comprised of four key elements: 1) learning games, 2) conversational reading, 3) language priority, and 4) enriched care giving.
- how to identify, assess and tailor these learning strategies with respect to the local cultural environment.
- how to develop effective reading and learning strategies for Indigenous families to engage in, taking into account the educational background and cultural needs of the family.
- Participants will learn how to provide appropriate encouragement and support to parents.
- Participants will gain knowledge about the importance of community, family and language in improving development outcomes for indigenous children.
This workshop is designed primarily for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander playgroup educators and workers in the early years sector. Participation in the workshops is also encouraged for non-indigenous playgroup educators and early years workers who engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children.