- November 13, 2013
The 2013 Visions of Excellence in Family Day Care Symposium in Melbourne saw the launch of the Early Years Learning Framework translation project to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities.
The ‘2013 Visions of Excellence in Family Day Care Symposium’ was hosted in Melbourne in early November. The 340 delegates enjoyed the inspiring, thought-provoking and energetic discussions led by some of Australia’s preeminent early childhood experts, and walked away with a shared commitment to working together to ensure the sustainability of the family day care sector.
Importantly, The Hon Sussan Ley Assistant Minister for Education officially launched the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) translation project at the Symposium. This project will see the early childhood education and care framework document translated into the ten most common community languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dinka, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Somali, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Minister Ley recognised that family day care is a critical element of Australia’s child care sector and it is important that families have choices available to meet their needs.
The translated versions of the EYLF are available to download on the Department of Education’s website. (www.education.gov.au)
The Infants’ Home Manager of Family Day Care, Catherine Hunter, attended the symposium and received her 25 year service award as a testament to her dedication to the long-term provision of quality family day care services.
There are currently more than 125,000 children enrolled in family day care in Australia, and 500 of these are enrolled in family day care with The Infants’ Home.
All of at The Infants' Home congratulate Catherine on her service award.
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