22 JunParliamentary Inquiry into the Early Childhood Engagement of CALD Communities – supplementary submission
ELAA has provided a supplementary submission ELAA CALD Inquiry Supplementary COVID-19 Submission v1 Jun 2020 to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into early childhood engagement of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
The Legal and Social Services Committee which is conducting the inquiry invited submissions so it could understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Members were invited to contribute to the submission through consultations at member meetings, ELAA’s submission advisory group, and through an open invitation through eNews. The consultation focused on four areas:
• how CALD families have been kept informed about COVID-19 and what it means for using the service
• how services have kept CALD families engaged throughout the pandemic
• how remote learning/ learning at home has been supported for CALD families
• how CALD families have re-engaged with attendance at services.
The resulting submission highlights the range of the strategies services have used to engage families from CALD backgrounds throughout the pandemic.