Heritage Early Childhood Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Our Vision for reconciliation is to look forward to a day where all Australians celebrate the longstanding and continuing contributions of the First Australians to our nation's shared history and identity. It is important that we, as a country, recognise our true histories and past, present and continuing cultures. We strive to ensure that we continue to respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in all that we do. We are committed to reaching out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our community to break down barriers and move forward together.

We explore community with our children by going outside the fence. We aim to provide learning opportunities for students to engage in learning on Ngunawal land, begin to learn Ngunawal language and, where possible, explore other languages of First Australians. As a small community-based centre, we are committed to support and develop relationships with other small communities and organisations. We also wish to build our resources for teaching and purchase items to support small business and the expert artisans creating them.

We acknowledge that it's a child's right to learn about this land, the Traditional Custodians and their histories. We understand the importance of connecting children to the natural world in order to develop their respect for maintaining the health and beauty of the environment. We are committed to teaching children to care for and respect the Land and to love all the beauty and freedom it has to offer.

We believe that children who are respected and know their rights can be empowered to advocate for other's rights. We aim to develop children's empathy to help others. We also acknowledge that racism has no place in Heritage Early Childhood Centre or in the wider community, and commit to providing tools and resources to take action against racism and build inclusive learning environments that embrace diversity. As Early Childhood Educators, we understand that 'from little things, big things grow' and that a child's learning journey and reconciliation journey begins here.   

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
ACT
Duration
November 2019 to November 2020
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Welcome to Country View
Build Relationships with Community View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Inclusive Policies View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Create Stakeholder List View
Cultural Competence for Students and Children View
Family and Community Room View
Reconciliation Network View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representation on Committees View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Reconciliation Projects View
Teach about Days of National Significance View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Recognise and Respect Rights View
Care for Country View
Celebrate Days of National Significance View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
RAP Launch View
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific View
Reconciliation Awards View
Local Sites, Events and Excursions View
Employment Strategy View
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages View
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