ABOUT KOORI CURRICULUM
The Koori Curriculum is an Aboriginal early childhood consultancy based in Sydney’s inner west. Consultants at the Koori Curriculum facilitate a range of professional development workshops for educators that help guide the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives in early childhood curriculums.
The Koori Curriculum is operated by Jessica Staines a Wiradjuri woman, early childhood teacher, TAFE NSW teacher and passionate educational community member, with ties to many advocacy groups on both national and international platforms.
Jessica and the team at Koori Curriculum continue to innovate and create new and diverse way to reach educators across Australia and the world, adding to the ever expanding suite of products and services including podcasts, educational resources, exclusive publications, yarning circles, in-services and planning days.
Jessica is unwaveringly passionate about reconciliation, sharing her knowledge and creating culturally safe services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. It is this passion and dedication that seen her cofound The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective, a collaborative business now largely celebrated throughout the sector for the ground-breaking Aboriginal Early Childhood Practice Guide and Aboriginal Early Childhood Planning Guide, as well as the annual Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference.
Additionally, in 2016 Jessica was sponsored by Educational Experience to participate in the Global Leaders for Young Children Program which is part of the World Forum Foundation. Since then Jessica has become the World Forum Foundations National Representative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.
Jessica is also a current member of the Inner West Councils Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group, a board member of the Social Justice in Early Childhood Group and the Boolarng Program Ambassador for Educational Experience.
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