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 presented a workshop to delegates attending the SNAICC Conference on The Aboriginal Early Childhood Practice Guide.
SNAICC is the national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interest of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. As the largest Conference of its type in the southern hemisphere the SNAICC Conference provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, policy makers, researchers, government representatives, other non-government organisations and industry representatives to gather and make renewed commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Introducing The Aboriginal Early Childhood Practice Guide into this arena was important for both Staines and Scarlet as they see the text as an instrumental tool to grow the cultural confidence of non-Indigenous educators working in the early childhood profession.
In other important news this week saw the Koori Curriculum relocate to the Central Coast. It was no small task to move both home and company, however the tranquil bush block that is now KC headquarters will facilitate the relaxed vibe and connection to country that Director Jessica Staines has longed for.