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Dr Red Ruby's upcoming keynotes...

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Trauma-Informed Tips in Early Childhood Education and Care………

Working with young children who have experienced trauma requires sensitivity, understanding, and effective strategies to support their unique needs. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) V2.0 emphasizes the importance of creating safe, nurturing environments that...

The Value of Imaginary and Fantasy Play in Early Childhood

Imaginary and fantasy play, an essential component of early childhood development and learning, holds tremendous value in fostering creativity, social skills, and cognitive development. According to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) V2.0, play-based learning...

International Joke Day: The Benefits of Laughter and Joke Sharing for Young Children

Every July 1st, we celebrate International Joke Day, a day dedicated to the joy and benefits of humour. For young children, sharing jokes and laughter is not just fun; it’s a vital part of their development. According to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)...

What’s National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week all about?

On May 26 1997 the “Bringing them Home” report – detailing the findings of a national inquiry into the forced removal of Indigenous children – was tabled in Federal Parliament. May 26 has been commemorated as National Sorry Day since that year. On May...

Celebrating Family Diversity and Connections National Families Week 2024

National Families Week 2024 arrives with a momentous theme, "Celebrating Family Diversity and Connections," echoing the essence of diversity within familial bonds. This annual event celebrated from May 15th to May 21st, is a fabulous opportunity to...

How do we consider neurodiversities in our teaching and learning?

April is a month dedicated to Autism Awareness, so you may be asking what can I/we do, and how can I/we be doing this as an ongoing practice, rather than just as a notion this month? How can we rethink the idea of Autism Awareness Month in its beautiful blue hues, as...

Earth Day – 22nd April 2024 – Planet vs. Plastic- Not just a day, being a movement of sustainability every day

This year’s theme ‘Planet versus Plastic’ advocates for the widespread awareness and action on the risks of plastics use locally and globally. For example, promoting for a United Nations Treaty on Plastics pollution, and acting on an end to ‘fast fashion’. To...

World Art Day 15th April 2024: Nurturing Creativity in Early Childhood Education – ‘Becoming With Art’

World Art Day, a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, was proclaimed at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019. Art nurtures creativity, innovation and cultural diversity for all peoples across the globe and plays an...

Harmony Week 2024 – Everyone Belongs

‘Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​ (Harmony.gov.au) Communities worldwide come together...

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024: Inspiring Inclusion

‘When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment’.(internationalwomensday.com) As International Women’s Day...

Multilingual education – a pillar of learning and intergenerational learning

Celebrating International Mother Language Day- 21st February - Embracing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education ‘Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are...

What are we collecting and displaying?

Imagine someone coming into your house, and there on the fridge……… is your chart. Your special chart detailing toileting rhythms………what you’ve eaten………. Just imagine how you, and perhaps you and your family, might feel if that was there for all to see!! Have you...

Childism and children as activists

[Livvy and Indi, ch.16] An important practice in anti-bias work is to honour the authentic voice. Who better to write about childism and children as activists than children? In this chapter, lifelong friends Livvy and Indi (both nine at time of writing)...

Caring for children with an intersex variation

[Agli Zavros-Orr, ch.14] You likely know the ‘I’ in LGBTQIA+ stands for ‘Intersex’, but have you wondered what that really means, particularly for children, families and educators in your setting?  If ‘yes’, then this chapter in the 4th Edition of...

It’s no longer enough to be Culturally Competent…

One of the practices of the learning frameworks has always been cultural competence. The EYLF told us that “Educators who are culturally competent respect multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing and living, celebrate the benefits of diversity and...

Question everything. (Or why do we have a birthday chart?)

Critical reflection, as we know is vitally important in our practice as educators. It is critical reflection that enables us to know if we are perpetuating injustice through our practice. If we are truly focusing on inclusion, if we are embedding the...

Psst… can you actually graduate from Early Education and Care

Families love it. The caps, the gowns, the scrolls, the whole rigmarole of the graduation event. The ritual that marks their child leaving the nest that is their early education and care centre and moving on to the next phase — “big school”! But...

Anti-Bias Approaches in Curriculum

What does bias look like to you? What does anti-bias look like? In your setting, does thinking about ‘doing’ anti-bias send a thrill up your spine? … does it challenge, or even mystify you? Whether you tip-toe or jump with a splash into the 4th edition of The...

So… what are you doing at your centre for Fairy Bread Day?

Come on, surely you must know FBD? It’s that day that celebrates those gorgeous multicoloured dots that marry so perfectly with white sliced bread and lashings of butter for the fussy, or marg for the rest of us. It’s a uniquely Australian Day and given the close link...

Inclusion isn’t just about environments

The new version of the EYLF V 2.0 tells us that “Educators who are committed to equity recognise that all children have the right to participate in inclusive early childhood settings, regardless of their circumstances, strengths, gender, capabilities or diverse ways...

Dr Red Ruby's past keynotes...

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<div class="fb-video" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/multiverseaus/videos/838142499722846/" data-width="1100" data-show-text="false"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/multiverseaus/videos/838142499722846/" class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/multiverseaus/videos/838142499722846/"></a><p>MultiVerse Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Debbie Zerbst talking up Clovelly Children's Centre ❤️</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/multiverseaus/">MultiVerse</a> on Wednesday, July 4, 2018</blockquote></div>

MultiVerse Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Debbie Zerbst talking up Clovelly Children’s Centre

Previous Facebook live streams…

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

Arts and equity

Facebook Live ? Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Louise Dorrat talking arts and equity

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