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Resources for Educators

ECSC has developed a range of resources for educators. A summary of the key resources is provided below. If you wish to purchase these please download Resources Order Form.

Please go to Resources for Parents to view specific resources developed for parents.


Survival Words for Children’s Services

Produced by ECSC’s very own Bicultural Support Consultants and Workers, these survival words serve as a crucial tool for communication, and for reassuring CALD children and families.

For all children, entering into the unfamiliar environment of children’s services can be very unsettling – and even more so for those with linguistic, cultural and social challenges. Working with CALD children is also a challenge for educators. Survival words are one way to bridge this communication divide. Using words and phrases in a child’s home language not only provides comfort and familiarity, it also demonstrates the commitment of your service to ensuring the child’s inclusion.

Available for purchase, the Survival Words Booklet covers over 50 languages (including 5 Australian Indigenous languages) and is accompanied by 2 x CD’s. To purchase the Survival Words, download the Resources Order Form.

This resource relates to (NQF) 1,3,5,6


Parent Participation in Children’s Services Posters

Quite often encouraging parent participation in a children’s service can be quite challenging. Families do not participate for various reasons. They may not be aware that they can participate, they don’t understand the benefits or they may feel that the Educators are the professionals and know how best to include and support their children in care.

ECSC has developed a series of translated posters to enable services to increase the participation of their CALD and Indigenous families. To purchase the posters, download the Resources Order Form.

This resource relates to (NQF) 1,5,6

Fuss Free MealtimesFuss Free Mealtimes

Do you have families at your Service with children who are Fussy Eaters? A wonderful new suite of resources available on Fussy Eating – poster and facts sheets translated into Arabic, Chinese and Korean. Proudly developed in partnership with the NSW Sydney Local Health district Health Promotions and the Multicultural Children’s Services teams.

 This resource relates to (NQF) 1,2,5,6

One Centre Many Languages Poster Series

One Centre Many LanguagesThis poster set contains 24 multilingual visual posters in A4 & A3 sizes.

Each poster focuses on a different category: Creative Area, Writing Centre, Library, Science and Nature etc. They aim to build the capacity of educators to implement diverse communication systems and promote multi-literacy and inclusive practices.

The One Centre Many Languages Poster series was produced in conjunction with KU St George Sutherland ISA Team and Bilby Publishing and Consulting.

This resource relates to (NQF) 1,3,5,6

Bilingualism Forum Report

Report on Bilingualism Forum 2014 | PDF download


Bilingualism and Languages Learning Information Sheets

Click below to view the Bilingualism and Languages Learning Information Sheets in the following languages:

Our latest resource, the Importance of Bilingualism brochures for parents, has been translated in the following languages:

This resource relates to (NQF) 1,5,6

The Bicultural Supporter Newsletter

Access the 2011-2015 of The Bicultural Supporter newsletter editions here.

australian-mosaicAustralian Mosaic Newsletter

One of the best editions of FECCA’s Australian Mosaic: “We Came Here for Our Children”, A Vision for Culturally Competent Practice in Children’’s Services.

This newsletter is a MUST READ, dedicated to promoting multicultural and culturally competent Children’s Services… especially the article on page 24, which features our very own Bicultural Support.

  • We Came Here For Our Children – A Vision for Culturally Competent Practice In Children’s Services – Autumn 2015 Edition (pp 24-27) | PDF download

Growing Up Bilingual In Australia: An Investment – DVD

This resource relates to (NQF) 1,5,6

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Acknowledgement of Country

We are so very proud to launch our updated Acknowledgement of Country video, produced in partnership with the children, families and educators of Summer Hill Children’s Centre.

Such a simple, authentic and unique way of embedding culture and paying our respect in our everyday practice.

We hope you enjoy and are inspired to do the same at your Service.

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