SRF Program

  • Yarn Strong Sista Aboriginal Support Packages

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Not applicable

    Description

    Yarn Strong Sista (YSS) is a Victorian Indigenous education consultancy service. Its services include tailored cross-cultural (Aboriginal) awareness programs for early childhood, storytelling and arts workshops with children (at kindergarten services) and professional development training for educators. It also provides First Nations-designed resources and educational tools. 
     

    ***COVID19***

    Supporting Education through the COVID19 helath crisis

    YSS has explored new ways to re-purpose existing programs to create rich learning experiences through these challenging times. Due to COVID-19 YSS will be delivering these adapted programs:

    • Professional Learning Workshops and Mentoring via Zoom
    • Mentoring via Zoom, Skype, telephone conference
    • Aboriginal Storytelling via Zoom
    • Exchange the Aboriginal Storytelling workshops for Bush Tucker Mural Set
    • Exchange for Aboriginal Storytelling workshops to Aboriginal and Anti - Bias Resources
    The Yarn Strong Sista anti-bias curriculum provides resources to reflect the following:
    • Inclusion
    • Additional Needs
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Dual Language
    • Multicultural
    • Family Diversity

    Detailed Costs

    A variety of resources and supports are available: visit provider website for details.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: children, families and educators in kindergarten settings who require support in the area of cultural awareness and inclusion.

     Factors to consider: services will need to ensure that cultural supports are appropriate to the local area and community. Supports must be provided in accordance with the VEYLDF.
     

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing training. 

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 6 - Supported by expert opinion