Our Inclusive Environment
We aim to provide an environment that is free from bias and prejudice in which children learn the principles of fairness and respect for the uniqueness of each person. Children are encouraged to develop their own sense of identity and educators will facilitate this in a way that embraces the needs and abilities of each child (My Time, Our Place Outcome 1).
Educators will ensure that children become aware of fairness and equity and have opportunities to practice challenging bias in their play (My Time, Our Place Outcome 2). The service involves the community to assist educators and children to understand and accept the range of cultures and abilities of members of the local community.
Differences in backgrounds, culture and abilities are valued and families are actively encouraged to share their experiences with educators and other families and cultural competence in children will be fostered. The service will ensure that appropriate inclusion support services are accessed and families are referred to them in order to support children’s well-being and full access to the program.