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    Dance, Drought and Dedication

    Dance, Drought and Dedication
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    The educators who are part of the Koori Curriculum educator community were delighted to participate in a practical dance workshop this week delivered by the marvellous Jasmin Shepphard. Jasmin is...

    Give me a home among the gumtrees!

    Give me a home among the gumtrees!
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    This week saw the Koori Curriculums Jessica Staines travel to foggy Adelaide with the creative Director of Multiverse Dr Red Ruby Scarlet. At the Adelaide Convention Centre the dynamic duo...

    Thats a RAP!

    Thats a RAP!
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    Wow! You will not believe just how incredible last week was for the Koori Curriculum. Jessica's week started with a trip to Australia's Capital Territory to meet with Early Childhood...

    Koori Curriculum Educators Yarning Circle visit the Northern Beaches

    Koori Curriculum Educators Yarning Circle visit the Northern Beaches
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    The Koori Curriculum Educators Yarning Circle consists of a dedicated group of early childhood educators who come together once per month to network, attend cultural excursions or meet with various...

    Escaping the winter blues and seeking sun and sand

    Escaping the winter blues and seeking sun and sand
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    The Koori Curriculum was kissed by the warm rays of the winter sun these past few weeks. This month Director, Jessica Staines got to spend some time with educators working...

    2019 Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference!

    2019 Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference!
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    Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines is a board member for the Social Justice in Early Childhood group and this weekend saw the 15th Throwing The Baby Out With...

    From East to West

    From East to West
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    Where have you been and what have you seen? The last two weeks have seen the Koori Curriculum travel from the East over to the West Coast of Australia exploring...

    Play School Acknowledgement of Country Episode

    Play School Acknowledgement of Country Episode
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    Over the past year Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum has been working as Play Schools Aboriginal Early Childhood Consultant to develop the shows first ever acknowledgement of country...

    The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference 2019

    The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference 2019
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    June 2019 saw the second Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference come to fruition. Educators travelled from every corner of Australia to gather together for two awe inspiring days of unlearning and relearning. Delegates listened to and yarned with elders, children, artists, social justice warriors and educators alike who shared a multitude of skills, strategies and experiences.

    Koori Curriculum News! Help Kelly's Kids Fly The Flag

    Koori Curriculum News! Help Kelly's Kids Fly The Flag
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    The Koori Curriculums adventures continued this week and as usual they did not disappoint. This week Jessica found herself visiting three early learning services scattered across Sydney before road tripping...

    Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives based on the children’s interests and involving our families in the process at Penrose Kindergarten

    Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives based on the children’s interests and involving our families in the process at Penrose Kindergarten
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    Wominjeka! My name is Cassie Davis and I am a Kindergarten Teacher at Penrose Kindergarten located in Tarneit of Melbourne, Victoria. We are a Wyndham City Council Kindergarten service that...

    Old Macdonald Has A Farm! Koori Curriculum Adventures

    Old Macdonald Has A Farm! Koori Curriculum Adventures
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    The Koori Curriculum recently visited Orchard Hill in Sydney's west and found themselves at Old Macdonald's Child Care. This early learning service is on a nine acre property and is...

    Standing Up and Speaking Out about Discrimination, Sexuality and Advocacy in Early Childhood

    Standing Up and Speaking Out about Discrimination, Sexuality and Advocacy in Early Childhood
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    A week or two ago the co-creator and collaborator of The Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference and Practice Guide, Dr Red Ruby Scarlet launched her online course “My Friend Has Two...

    Mindfulness

    Mindfulness
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    Director of the Koori Curriculum, Jessica Staines has been operating the Sydney based Aboriginal Early Childhood consultancy for the past five years whilst also working casually with her Mum, Debbie...

    Travelling The East Coast

    Travelling The East Coast
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    Jessica Staines, Director of the Koori Curriculum began her week at the Hays Reconciliation morning tea. Hays curated an excellent panel of speakers facilitated by Jason Timor co-director of the...

    Koori Curriculum Adventures in Canberra and Melbourne

    Koori Curriculum Adventures in Canberra and Melbourne
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    This week the Koori Curriculum jet setters met with educators in both Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to facilitate various workshops aimed to support the respectful inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in...

    ANZAC Day at Concord West Rhodes Preschool

    ANZAC Day at Concord West Rhodes Preschool
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      How we brought an Indigenous perspective into our Pre-schoolers investigation of ANZAC Day - written by the team at Concord West Rhodes Preschool ANZAC Day is a community event...

    There's a bear in there!

    There's a bear in there!
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    Jessica Staines Director of the Koori Curriculum wears many different hats, one of her more recent roles has been as an early childhood advisor on the popular television show Play...

    Galleries, Trees and Custodianship

    Galleries, Trees and Custodianship
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    We have had an incredible week hanging out in our beautiful home town, Sydney. This week has seen us connecting with our Redfern Educators Yarning Circle for the first time...

    Visiting Alexandria, Regentville and Caringbah

    Visiting Alexandria, Regentville and Caringbah
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    Our latest Koori Curriculum adventures have seen us out and about visiting centres around Sydney. In the last week we delivered workshops on Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums...

    The Journey of a Family Day Care Educator

    The Journey of a Family Day Care Educator
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    Introducing Guest Blogger - Emily ThompsonI’m Emily, a Family Day Care educator with Orange Family Day Care. I’m married with two daughters, we currently live in Orange NSW and are...

    Koori Curriculum Visits Kempsey

    Koori Curriculum Visits Kempsey
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    Listen Here Home of the Dunghutti people and country music legend Slim Dusty, this week the Koori Curriculum hit the road to Kempsey! On our way into town we happened...

    Koori Curriculum Visits Rockhampton

    Koori Curriculum Visits Rockhampton
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    Read about our latest work adventure to Rockhampton and my reflections arounds nature rights and the collecting of shells.

    Connecting With Country Challenge 2019

    Connecting With Country Challenge 2019
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    Koori Curriculum Educator Community Facebook Group #connectingwithcountryEach day for thirty days take a photo and post it in this group of how you are connecting with country and nominate a...

    It's Australia Day... What does that mean?

    It's Australia Day... What does that mean?
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    The Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standard outline the responsibilities of early childhood educators to educate themselves about Australia’s history, culture, the ongoing contribution of Aboriginal and...

    Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop at Murrook

    Koori Curriculum Aboriginal Art Workshop at Murrook
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    Aboriginal inspired art experience in an early childhood context is so much more than just collaged red, black and yellow flags and cotton bud dot paintings. Where we were... Situated...

    Resources to use with children surrounding the 26th of January

    Resources to use with children surrounding the 26th of January
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    Many early learning educators want nothing more than to respectfully include Aboriginal perspectives into their daily curriculum and honor Aboriginal significant dates and celebrations. The 26th of January is a...

    Connecting With Country in Newnes - December 2018

    Connecting With Country in Newnes - December 2018
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    Newnes 2018 Jessica Staines www.kooricurriculum.com After having an extremely busy year with over 68 speaking gigs, multiple yarning circles and mentoring sessions I was left feeling completely disconnected from country....

    Our Adventure en route to Armidale - December 2018

    Our Adventure en route to Armidale - December 2018
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    One of the things that I love the most about my job is that I regularly get the chance to get out of Sydney and explore different parts of Australia....

    Our Visit to Albury December 2018

    Our Visit to Albury December 2018
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    This week we were honoured to be invited to the Albury City Council Children's Services annual professional development day. As work has begun to wind up for us at this...

    Gift Giving Drive 2018

    Gift Giving Drive 2018
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    Every year the Koori Curriculum in collaboration with Paddington Children's Centre and Petersham TAFE Child Studies coordinate an annual Gift Giving Drive.  Photo Above: Educators from Paddington Children's Centre and...

    Dadirri and what it means to be a custodian of the land

    Dadirri and what it means to be a custodian of the land
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    Recently Miss Angie, an educator at Explore & Develop Penrith South went on a dream holiday to the Daintree Rainforest. Whilst she was away she kept in touch with the children in the preschool room by posting a daily diary on Kinderloop. 

    The children created a visual learning map where they tracked Miss Angies travels and learnt vicariously through her holiday experiences.

    Native Plant Fact Sheet

    Native Plant Fact Sheet
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    A native plant fact sheet written by early childhood educators for early childhood educators.

    Save Globe Wilkins!

    Save Globe Wilkins!
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      Globe Wilkins Preschool in inner west Marrickville is a fantastic example of a preschool that truly values and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Its commitment...

    Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Paddington Children's Centre: The Sun Room (4-5years)

    Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Paddington Children's Centre: The Sun Room (4-5years)
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    NAIDOC week was fast approaching and for the educators it wasn’t  an overwhelming thought about what “stereotypical” experiences we would be setting up just for the week. We have been...

    How Explore & Develop Narraweena Celebrated NAIDOC 2018

    How Explore & Develop Narraweena Celebrated NAIDOC 2018
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    Recognising Indigenous Australians is embedded in the E&D Narraweena service through its physical environment, philosophy and learning program.

    "Because of her....we can!" NAIDOC 2018 at Explore & Develop Annandale

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    At Explore and Develop Annandale, we ensure Indigenous perspectives in curriculum is an important part of what we do each day. This year’s NAIDOC theme,  ‘Because of her we can’...

    Kelly's Place Celebrate NAIDOC

    Kelly's Place Celebrate NAIDOC
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    Each morning the Kelly’s place community raise the aboriginal flag and sing an acknowledgement of country. This ritual, observed by all groups, has created a close relationship with the Aboriginal...

    A Wiradjuri Story - Addressing Boundaries to Early Learning Education

    A Wiradjuri Story - Addressing Boundaries to Early Learning Education
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    Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families have a mistrust towards mainstream institutions such as schools. This mistrust can be a result of intergenerational trauma. It is imperative for educators to build relationships with other stakeholders in their community to create holistic care for children and families and address barriers that some may experiences to access early learning services. 

    Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Explore & Develop Lilyfield

    Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Explore & Develop Lilyfield
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    Bujari gamarruwa ‘good day’    Explore & Develop Lilyfield strive to embed First Nation perspectives into our curriculum. As NAIDOC is a week that celebrates history, culture and the achievements...

    NAIDOC 2018 at Explore & Develop Penrith South

    NAIDOC 2018 at Explore & Develop Penrith South
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    ‘Because of her, we can’, is a phrase that has been spoken about with my 3-4 year old Bumblebee’s at Explore and Develop Penrith South. For the last few weeks...

    Koori Curriculum visits Explore & Develop Narraweena

    Koori Curriculum visits Explore & Develop Narraweena
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    Nestled in the quiet streets of Sydneys Northern Beaches lies one of Early Childhoods best kept secrets, Explore & Develop Narraweena. The Koori Curriculum arrived to deliver an inservice on...

    And the Narragunnawali Award winner is……

    And the Narragunnawali Award winner is……
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    Congratulations Explore & Develop Penrith South for winning Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali award! It’s been a privilege to work with you this last year. To find out more about this amazing...

    Koori Curriculum Christmas Drive 2017

    Koori Curriculum Christmas Drive 2017
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    Photo above: Jessica Staines Director of the Koori Curriculum, Tracey Duroux Community Programs Aboriginal Medical Service and Natalie Cordukes Director of Uniting Paddington Children’s Centre.  This year the Koori Curriculum...

    Concord West Rhodes Pre-School

    Concord West Rhodes Pre-School
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    Last week the Koori Curriculum Educators  Yarning Circle visited Concord West Rhodes Preschool. During our visit we had the opportunity to explore the services two preschool rooms and their spacious...

    The Anti Bias Award

    The Anti Bias Award
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    The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood (3rd Ed) edited by Dr Red Ruby Scarlet has been integral to both quality and equality in early childhood. Since its initial publication in...

    Celebrating NAIDOC at SDN Surry Hills

    Celebrating NAIDOC at SDN Surry Hills
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    During NAIDOC week, the children at Surry Hills engaged in a number of experiences to support their knowledge of Australia Indigenous history, culture and language. The week started with an...

    Tiggers Honeypot NAIDOC Celebrations – Madeleine Masters

    Tiggers Honeypot NAIDOC Celebrations – Madeleine Masters
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    Tigger’s Honeypot (one of the four Early Years services at the University of New South Wales) sits on the land of the Bidjigal people. Every day we strive to embed...

    Explore & Develop Penrith South NAIDOC – Thursday

    Explore & Develop Penrith South NAIDOC – Thursday
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    Today one of Explore & Develops friends Uncle Perry came to visit the Grasshopper children. Uncle Perry is a an Aboriginal artist, dancer and knowledge holder and regularly visits our pre schoolers throughout the year....

    Victoria NAIDOC March

    Victoria NAIDOC March
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    Rhiannon Jackson is an early childhood educator in Victoria who has kindly shared her experience at a local NAIDOC March in Victoria with the Koori Curriculum and our followers. Thanks...

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