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Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives based on the children’s interests and involving our families in the process at Penrose Kindergarten
Recently Miss Angie, an educator at Explore & Develop Penrith South went on a dream holiday to the Daintree Rainforest. Whilst she was away she kept in touch with the children in the preschool room by posting a daily diary on Kinderloop.
The children created a visual learning map where they tracked Miss Angies travels and learnt vicariously through her holiday experiences.
Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families have a mistrust towards mainstream institutions such as schools. This mistrust can be a result of intergenerational trauma. It is imperative for educators to build relationships with other stakeholders in their community to create holistic care for children and families and address barriers that some may experiences to access early learning services.