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BALLINA FOX STREET PRESCHOOL

EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY- POLICY AND PROCEDURE


AIM
1. To provide all children at the Preschool with the opportunity to realise their
potential.
2. To meet the funding and regulation requirements of the Anti-Discrimination
Act and relevant Commonwealth Acts.
3. To have a Preschool which recognises the diversity of society in Australia and
provides opportunities for all children to learn of and respect individuality.

BACKGROUND
The Preschool recognises that Australia is a multi-culturally diverse society
composed of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, values and beliefs. The
Preschool also acknowledges that there are individual differences in appearance
and abilities amongst people which makes each one of us unique. Therefore, we
aim to help foster within each child an awareness of diversity and acceptance of
others.

PROCEDURE
STAFF

Staff will be aware of the way in which they treat individual children and
their families, and all children and families will be treated without bias in all
areas.

Staff attitudes, assumptions and expectations will reflect inclusivity of all


children and families.

Staff will be provided with appropriate in servicing to support this policy.

Staff will actively develop strategies for addressing acceptance of diversity


across the program and will actively prevent discrimination occurring.
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THE PROGRAM

The program will provide a wide range of experiences for all children which
heighten an awareness and appreciation of diversity and are not based on
stereotypes of people.

The use of resource materials will reflect diversity of peoples and nonstereotypic images.

Teaching methods used to implement the program will reflect acceptance


and appreciation of diversity.

Resources and supplementary support will be made available to each child


according to their individual needs to ensure that they have the opportunity
to realise their full potential.

FAMILIES

Parent information will be accessible to all families. Where possible and


necessary, parent information will be translated into other languages.

PRESCHOOL

The Preschools employment policies will reflect this policy of equality of


opportunity.

Date

Reason for the Review

Approved

25/3/2013

Annual review

IB

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Our

Mission

We are committed to providing an excellent Early Childhood


Education for each child and their family through an innovative and
progressive program that honours and respects the diversity of the
wider community.

Vision

Vision

Our
"Our vision at Ballina Fox Street Preschool is to
provide an equality of opportunity (Belonging)
for every child to reach their potential
(Becoming) and develop a community of life
long learners (Being).

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