Sugarvalley Early Learning Centre

Early learning service
September 2021 to September 2022

As we are continuing to strengthen our relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people and share equal and equitable oppportunities in and around our community. 

In a reconciled Australia, all children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, will have equal and equitable life chances and choices, and the length and quality of a person’s life will not be determined by their cultural background.

After reflecting on the past, looking at the present and thinking about the future, it is clear that we need to increase respect, reduce prejudice and strengthen relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people. We have been recognising and appreciating culture by going to Yarning Circles at our local community centre. We commit to continuing our own learning journey to build our knowledge of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and how to meaningfully embed these perpectives into our teaching and learning experiences.

We endeavour to utilise the Families at our service who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander to share knowledge, language and traditional stories with us. Together we will work to identify elders in our local area who can pass down generations of traditions and encourage their engagement/involvement with our children.

Educators will learn the meaning of the 8 Aboriginal ways of learning and incorporate them into our programming and learning documentation. This will allow Educators and families to link the learning ways into child development.