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Early Childhood Australia Family Diversity Training Roll Out - Help Us spread the Word


And it's free for educators.

As you have probably heard by now, Rainbow Families and Early Childhood Australia (ECA) have joined forces to introduce an innovative, professional development opportunity for early learning educators.

Educators will get the tools they need to confidently discuss family diversity, while building a culture of acceptance in early learning centers, nationwide.

We're pretty thrilled about it just quietly! :)

Empowering Educators

ECA is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.

The Training

The organisation has developed a comprehensive, free, online training course in collaboration with Rainbow Families and will be available through the Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub. Click here to access the free course 

Yep, it's FREE!

The course is designed to help educators to become confident in educating children about family diversity, including LGBTQ+ parented families with sensitivity and openness.

Can you help us spread the word?

  • Can you share this info with your networks or your child care provider?
  • Are you an LGBTQ+ Educator or ally, wanting to join our working group? Join here 
  • We need to reach as many people as we can so diversity training becomes the new norm.

What does it mean for Rainbow Families?

Scott Brunelle, Project Development Officer - Early Childhood and Education and Care said,

"We’re reminding people that by educating children around diversity and inclusion while they’re young, children from diverse families will experience less disadvantage and discrimination during their childhoods.

“Educators will become familiar and confident in how to educate children about the diversity of families and when all children are made aware that all families are different in their own way, there's an opportunity to make a significant impact on reducing discrimination."

How to get involved:

Register your interest here via our Rainbow Families website and to find out more about the collaboration check out our media release announcing the launch, here.

A heart felt thanks

P.S. - A massive thanks to both Marly Greenwood and Scott Brunelle for driving this project. The time and passion you have both invested will benefit generations of diverse families in the best possible way.

Thank you from all of us!

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