Reconciliation: it starts with us

Reconciliation: it starts with us

This year’s National Reconciliation Week, spanning 27 May – 3 June, was themed ‘”Don’t Keep History a Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” which is a philosophy we can also embrace in the early childhood sector, where education begins.

To help support this important cause, the NSW Department of Education supported educators from Early Childhood Australia (ECA) to attend the ECA Reconciliation Symposium in Fremantle, Western Australia.

ECA CEO Samantha Page expressed her gratitude that so many of their members were able to attend.

“We have already started receiving very positive feedback from delegates, which encourages us to keep working to bring you and our ECA members high quality events in future. Overall, the symposium was a great success and we are sure it has benefited many early childhood educators,” she said.

The purpose of the ECA Reconciliation Symposium was to bring the matter of reconciliation in early childhood into the spotlight, and help contribute towards a better future for all Australians.

Attendees at the symposium had the opportunity to learn about a culture dating back more than 40000 years, and facilitated table discussions enabling dialogue, understanding and engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants.

Events such as the Reconciliation Symposium contribute towards our goal of ensuring that all children, are welcome and included in early childhood education services.



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