Development and Education Policies

Inclusion Cultural Diversity Policy

Aim

Ohana Early Learning aims to have a Service where children realise their full potential regardless of gender, race, age or ability.

Legislative Requirements

Anti Discrimination Act 1977

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

National Quality Standards 2011

Who Is Affected?

  • child
  • educators
  • staff
  • management
  • families
  • visitors

Policy Implementation

The Education and Care Service will:

  • Enable all children to develop respect for, physical, racial, religious, and cultural differences.
  • Enable all children to develop autonomy, independence, competency, confidence and pride.
  • Provide all children with accurate, developmentally appropriate information about their own, and other people’s disability and culture.

Educators/Staff will be positive role models, encouraging children to experience active and energetic play in order to develop their physical potential.

All children will be presented with a wide range of male and female work roles, both within and out of home, including nurturing roles.

All children will be encouraged to develop friendships with each other based on mutual trust and respect.

The physical environment of the Service, and its programs, including objectives, focus and direction, incidental learning opportunities and group activities reflect its commitment to a cross-cultural and non-discriminatory perspective.

The program is developmentally based and relevant to children’s life experiences, interests and social skills.

Where Parents/Guardians are from a non-English speaking background, they will be encouraged and invited to contribute knowledge or their own culture to enhance the overall program.

Educators/Staff must make it clear that it is not OK for a child to say, or do, unfair things to another person and that if this happens, the Educator/Staff will step in.

Provide training to Educator/Staff when required.

Educators/Staff will access support and information from KU Children’s Services Inclusion Support on a needs basis.

Policy Review

Policies are reviewed regularly by management, employees, parents and any interested parties to ensure that they comply with Laws, Regulations and Guidelines.

Change Date
Policy created. February 1, 2016
Policy reviewed. July 1, 2016
Policy reviewed. July 3, 2017