As stated in the United Nations Rights of a Child, we view and respect that every child is a unique human being, with diverse cultures, who have their own set of interests and needs. We embrace the culture and heritage of all of our families and staff members, and we aim to provide a warm and welcoming environment that promotes a real sense of belonging and community.
We have an open-door policy, which aims to facilitate open communication while maintain confidentiality and respect for each family. We believe that being culturally competent is about building respectful relationships with children, families, and the community to support, promote, and embrace cultural difference. We embrace a positive attitude towards cultural differences, and listen, observe, and reflect through different avenues such as weekly language lessons and annual Aboriginal Elder visits to the Botanical Gardens. This supports children with their cultural competence and learning. We embed intentional teaching practices along with family and community relationships to scaffold and support each child’s learning journey. Partnerships with families are developed through daily discussions and weekly EDUCA updates.