KinderPark Mount Lawley Early Learning Centre

Early learning service
June 2024 to June 2025

Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. Our commitment to this journey reflects our values, our respect for the rights of children, and our desire for all Australians to have equal and equitable opportunities throughout their lives. We will continue to learn alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and children, and respond to their needs openly, honestly and with integrity. With respect, empathy and understanding we will respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into our practice and pedagogy through age appropriate stories, experiences and languages, as we seek to embed the foundations for positive outcomes for all Australians. We understand the importance of home cultures, historical perspectives, and languages for all children, on their developing identity and self-worth. We believe that in order to reconcile we must strive to respectfully unlearn, relearn and learn about diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and perspectives. We are committed to doing this through valuing and respectfully teaching about the true histories, cultures, and ways of being and knowing of Australia's First Nations peoples. Promoting inclusion and respect for diversity is a big part of the reconciliation process and how we can as a service make a difference to the community around us. When people have a better understanding of the world around them they respect both inclusion and diversity within the community and its surroundings.