Welcome to the Koori Curriculum Educator Community. My name is Jessica Staines, I’m a Wiradjuri Woman, Early Childhood Teacher and Director of the Koori Curriculum and The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective.
This group was created to ensure educators had a safe online space where they could unlearn, re-learn and investigate ways to authentically embed Aboriginal perspectives in their early learning service. Everyone is at different stages of their journey so its important to be respectful and remember that we are all here for the same purpose and goal.
This community allows us to collaborate, investigate, mentor and inspire one another whilst reflecting on how we can respectfully embed Aboriginal perspective in our programs. It is important to be aware that there is no blanket approach to doing this work and all experiences are usually relative to the services community context and the educator’s rationale. Therefore, occasionally there may be conflicting advice and perspectives and its important that when this occurs we are all mindful of one another.