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Childcare Centre Desktop ©2020Multicultural Policy1ROXBY DOWNS CHILDREN’S CENTREMULTI-CULTURAL POLICYAustralia is an increasingly multi-cultural society and as we recognise more cultural and ethnic diversity, itis imperative we lead children in recognising and respecting similarities and differences in cultures. Thecultural beliefs, linguistic and religious diversity represented within the Service and wider communityhelps to form the foundation of the program being implemented to ensure we are promoting an inclusiveenvironment for all children.There were never in the world two opinions alike, any more than two hairs or two grains. Their mostuniversal quality is diversity.Michel De Montaigne, 15331592NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD (NQS)QUALITY AREA 1:EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND PRACTICE1.1.1Approved learningframeworkCurriculum decision-making contributes to each child’s learning anddevelopment outcomes in relation to their identity, connection withcommunity, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness ascommunicators.1.1.2Child-centredEach child’s current knowledge, strengths, ideas, culture, abilitiesand interests are the foundation of the program.1.1.3Program learningopportunitiesAll aspects of the program, including routines, are organised in waysthat maximise opportunities for each child’s learning.1.2.2Responsive teachingand scaffoldingEducators respond to children’s ideas and play and extendchildren’s learning through open-ended questions, interactions andfeedback.1.2.3Child directedlearningEach child's agency is promoted, enabling them to make choicesand decisions that influence events and their world.QUALITY AREA 3:PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT3.2UseThe service environment is inclusive, promotes competence andsupports exploration and play based learning.3.2.1InclusiveenvironmentOutdoor and indoor spaces are organised and adapted to supportevery child's participation and to engage every child in qualityexperiences in both built and natural environments.
Childcare Centre Desktop ©2020Multicultural Policy2ROXBY DOWNS CHILDREN’S CENTREQUALITY AREA 5:RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN5.1Relationshipsbetween educatorsand childrenRespectful and equitable relationships are maintained with eachchild.5.1.1Positive educator tochild interactionsResponsive and meaningful interactions build trusting relationshipswhich engage and support each child to feel secure, confident andincluded.5.1.2Dignity and rights ofthe childThe dignity and rights of every child are maintained.

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