Gowrie NSW, KU Children’s Services and Include Me are proud to deliver the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency as part of the new Inclusion Support Program.
The program aims to build the capacity and capability of educators to address participation barriers for all children through implementing quality inclusive practices.
Click here to see where our Hubs are located.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Inclusion Hub is managed by Wiradjuri woman and qualified early childhood educator Michelle Hamilton. Michelle's role is to directly mentor, support and guide all NSW/ACT Inclusion professionals as they support you as educators to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into your program.
This hub is designed to help enhance understanding of Aboriginal history, culturally inclusive practices and provide access to a range of valuable resources to support inclusive practice.
Strategic Inclusion Plans
A Strategic Inclusion Plan recognises the current inclusive capacity of a service, and outlines the strategies and actions educators will implement to increase their capacity to include all children.
To access inclusion support, educators with the assistance of an Inclusion Professional must be committed to developing and implementing a Strategic Inclusion Plan.
The NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency also includes the Specialist Equipment Library.
Specialist equipment is available for early childhood and child care services to support the inclusion of children who would otherwise be unable to participate in programmes.
The Specialist Equipment Library (SEL) provides resources to eligible early childhood and child care services (ECCC) services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, and address participation barriers so children with additional needs can be included alongside their typically developing peers.
Equipment available from the Specialist Equipment Library may include (but is not limited to):
The Inclusion Support Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment