Anzac Day Program/ Meet the Author
Anzac Day/ Meet the Author experience
Meet and greet the Author of the children's book- What Will I See On Anzac Day?
The full program consists of mentoring and guiding educators to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in embedding inclusive practices through team meeting support and on the floor guidance.
The topic of ‘What Will I See On Anzac Day’ will allow educators to explore Anzac Day and other significant military events in an appropriate manner with all children.
The consultant will show and guide educators on how to link to the EYLF (Early Years Learning Framework) and NQF (National Quality Framework) and provide supporting documentation. For our Queensland services the program will also run in line with Prep: Early Years Learning Guidelines 2006.
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Where is the program available?
NSW: The program is currently available throughout all regions in New South Wales.
QLD: The program is currently available throughout all regions in Queensland.
Not in these areas?
Please contact us with your location and we will be more than happy to explore options with you and your team.
'What will I see on Anzac Day?'
Meet and greet- Author visit
Emily will visit the early childhood service or primary school to read and discuss the book with educators and children. A range of materials on offer will encourage children to engage, ask questions and critically reflect on their own experiences of Anzac Day.
Time: Flexible- 1 hour approx.
Program 1: Team meeting workshop
Time: 2 Hour workshop plus online guidance and support.
Documentation: Where to next?
Inclusions: The ‘What Will I See on Anzac Day?’ short program consists of mentoring and guiding educators to
develop skills, knowledge and confidence in embedding inclusive practices through a team meeting workshop.
Inclusive practice breakdown/ Critical reflection on practice.
Recognising and commemorating significant military events/dates.
Importance of preplanning well in advance.
Difficult conversations/ Age-appropriate understanding. How to have open, truthful and age-appropriate conversations with children.
Program 2: Team meeting workshop + On the floor mentoring, guidance, and activity session
Time: 2 Hour workshop + 2-hour activity session on the floor plus online guidance and
Documentation: Where to next?
Inclusions: As above for program 1 plus:
Incursion for children involving various experiences planned and prepared for during the team workshop eg; Comparing wheel sizes of military vehicles, Setting up military hospital tent.
Small group times facilitated by the consultant in collaboration with the Educators.
Art and craft experiences (materials provided).
Military exploration table materials provided by the consultant in collaboration with the educators.
Discussions led by children and supported by the consultant in exploring Anzac day/Remembrance Day concepts.
Each program is tailored to individual service requirements and knowledge level.
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PROGRAM EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE:
Support in writing and implementing risk assessments
Incorporating AUSLAN into the program
Organisation and Attendance at excursions to local war memorials and cenotaphs
How to support children’s mental health through family involvement in the military
Where to access further support and information
Extensive documentation support
Critical reflection follow up program
Highlights of the program:
Educators will develop knowledge and skills on how Anzac Day and Remembrance Day link to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and The National Quality Framework (NQS)
Educators will develop knowledge and skills on how to provide supporting documentation for their services Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) and Strategic Inclusion Plan (SIP)
Educators will be encouraged to critically reflect and analyse their environments to provide a holistic approach to inclusion
Educators will develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to embed inclusive practices to support military families effectively
Educators will become confident in facilitating discussions with children and families around Australia’s military history in an age appropriate way
Educators will develop practical knowledge on how to set up an exploration table for all children to touch and feel items and facilitate appropriate conversations