Anzac Day Program
The Anzac Day Program was created after Emily identified a gap in the knowledge and confidence of educators to implement an age-appropriate approach. Educators and teachers were attempting to support military families and to respectfully acknowledge important military days such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, however they expressed that it was a tokenistic approach due to their lack of understanding. Small Hands Early Learning encourages educators to embed inclusive approaches to understanding and respectfully acknowledging military families and history through developing each educators’ skills, knowledge and confidence, by providing face-to-face guidance and mentoring support.
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?'
The ‘What Will I See on Anzac Day?’ 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.
You can read about our full Terms + Conditions here.
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