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Everyone in our community deserves to be respected, valued and treated equally. We know the benefits of positive attitudes, behaviours and equality being embedded in our education settings. The Respectful Relationships initiative is offering free professional learning for early childhood educators in Victorian government funded kindergarten programs.

The professional learning is designed to strengthen the capacity of early childhood educators to promote respectful relationships, positive attitudes and behaviours within their teaching approach, to enable children to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. It will also increase educator knowledge about the role of gender equality in the prevention of family violence, and is informed by the Respectful Relationships in schools approach recommended by the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Up to 6000 early childhood educators will opt in and benefit from the professional learning.


Eligibility

The training is available state-wide, to early childhood educators working in Victorian government funded kindergarten programs with a bachelor, diploma or certificate III qualification. 


Topics  covered

Understanding and developing respectful relationships in early childhood

Supporting children to manage emotions

Supporting inclusive learning environments in early childhood

Understanding, defining and exploring the dynamics of gender equality and family violence


Course length

Two hour e-learning module 

One day workshop of 6.5 hours (9am – 3:30pm)


Dates and venues

The one-day workshops will run state-wide in Terms 1, 2 and 3 for educators in Victorian government funded kindergarten. All 2019 date and location options are listed below:


CBD

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 August; 9, 17, 18, 19 September


North East Victoria Region

Benalla - 22 July

Bright - 23 July

Cobram - 31 July

Glen Waverley - 21, 22, 23 August

Heidelberg - 5 August; 16 September

Lilydale - 4 April; 6 August

Ringwood - 7, 8 August

Seymour - 31 May

Shepparton - 19 July

Wangaratta - 25 July

Wodonga - 29 July


North West Victoria Region

Bendigo - 12, 13 June

Broadmeadows - 23 May

Craigieburn - 24 May

Echuca - 16 July

Mildura - 24 June

Sunbury - 29 May

Swan Hill - 26 June

Whittlesea - 21 May


South East Victoria Region

Bairnsdale - 29 April

Dandenong - 18, 20, 22 March

Frankston - 12, 15, 19, 21 March

Lakes Entrance - 1 May

Leongatha - 1 April

Moe - 23 April

Orbost - 30 April

Sale - 26 April

San Remo - 14 March

Traralgon - 24 April

Warragul - 3 April

Yarram - 2 May


South West Victoria Region

Ballarat - 3, 4 June

Colac - 3 May

Footscray - 27, 28, 29 August

Geelong - 1, 2 May

Hamilton - 6 June

Horsham - 11, 14 June

Melton - 27 May

Portland - 9 May

Warrnambool - 7 May



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