On Friday the 15th of June, Freshwater Christian Kindergarten was awarded our “Inclusion Ready” sticker to display at our service (we are one of the first Cairns services to be awarded this honour). Freshwater Christian Kindergarten’s achievement was showcased along with other cairns services as a leader in inclusion at the recent “Inclusion in Practice” forum in Cairns on the 19th of July.
This sticker is a new way for the government to bring attention to services that have worked in partnership with the Inclusion Support Service to ensure our educators and teachers have embedded inclusive practices in our service. This has been a process of developing a living document, (a Strategic Inclusion Plan or SIP) that recognises the current inclusive capacity of our service and outlines the strategies and actions educators will implement to increase this capacity to include all children. We have also received funding to assist our centre to have additional educators to support these inclusive practices.
We are proud of our Kindergarten and it’s service and influence in the Cairns community.