Stimulus Question 28.Does learning two languages in early childhood result in language delay or disorder?
Stimulus Question 27.Some parents and educators believe that if a child maintains their home language, their English suffers and that they would fall behind when they start school. Have you experienced this scenario in early childhood? How would you respond?
Stimulus Question 26.Does your service implement bilingual and home language maintenance programs? How do you ensure that every child at your service has their bilingual voice heard and that their home language is valued, promoted and encouraged?
Stimulus Question 25.Thinking of our environment, sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint: How do you inspire children to become conscious eco-citizens?
Stimulus Question 24.How does your service or school engage with your local Aboriginal community? How do you celebrate or embrace Aboriginal culture?
Stimulus Question 23.How do you ensure a successful transition for children with disability or additional needs at your service or school? Are there any extra steps you take? What recommendations would you provide to educators and teachers that are involved in the process for the very first time?
Stimulus Question 22.What are the unique experiences and needs of asylum-seeker and refugee children and their families in early childhood education settings? How do these experiences and needs also impact the transition to school process?
Stimulus Question 21.Do you use or are you aware of any special programs developed to assist in the transition from play-based to curriculum based learning?
Stimulus Question 20.Are there any tools and/or resources that you currently use that provide support for families and children undertaking, or about to undertake the transition to school journey?
Stimulus Question 19.What supports does your service provide to parents undertaking, or about to undertake the transition to school journey?
Stimulus Question 18.What are ways we can support children’s mental health and physical wellbeing in early childhood?
Problem Definition 9.What processes and practices do you have in place to ascertain parents’ dreams, desires and imaginings for their children entering school? What processes and practices do we need to develop to better achieve these for our families?
Problem Definition 8.You are approached by a parent who asks the following question: ‘What skills should my child have/display for a successful transition to school?’ How would you respond?
Problem Definition 7.How do we educate parents about their child’s school readiness and the consequences of starting school too early?
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