Supporting transitions from early years to school for children and families of refugee backgrounds

This professional learning workshop introduces how services can support families of refugee background in early years while transitioning between services, especially from kindergarten to school. Strategies are informed by the Foundation House Trauma Recovery Framework.

Content Includes:

  • Practical strategies and communication ideas for kindergartens and schools to support transition
  • Schools, kindergartens and early years services partnering locally to support transition
  • Supports and resources

Suitable for:

Professionals from a variety of Early Years programs and services including Educators, Teachers, Bicultural Educators, Health professionals and Nurses who work in early years settings including Children & Family Services, Kindergartens, Maternal and Child Health, Child Care, Library and Supported Playgroups.


Foundation House Education & Early Years Program is able to provide a professional development program to teachers and those working in and with schools through the support of the Department of Education and Training, therefore no charge to participants for this workshop.

Course details:

  • Tuesday 25 October 2022
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM AEDT
  • Online, livestream
  • Presented by Kathy Cooney, Allison Greene
  • Free

*Please note if you’re unable to attend this date, the program is running again on Wednesday 12 October 2022