What does 'inclusion' mean in education and care?



To understand inclusion, we need to understand diversity. Diversity means our social, cultural and linguistic differences – including children’s learning styles, abilities, disabilities, gender, family circumstances and geographic location.

According to the EYLF, inclusion means taking these differences into account in curriculum decision-making, and striving to include every child holistically.

Here at the Victorian Inclusion Agency, we envision a future where all children can meaningfully and actively participate in an education and care service of their family’s choice in their community.

If you work at an eligible education and care service, you can access free inclusion support under the government’s Inclusion Support Program (ISP).

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