Borilla Community Kindergarten welcomes, respects and encourages individuality and interdependence of all children, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability or an additional need.
Children with additional needs
Borilla Community Kindergarten provides an inclusive environment and program to meet the different and diverse needs of all children and their families accessing our service. Following an interview with the parent and child, the director, together with the parent/s, will collaborate to make program plans and modifications where appropriate. The director will communicate with the early education consultant and related services in order to make an appropriate decision regarding funding requirements and any environmental alterations required. The centre will arrange appropriate additional support and training for the staff, families and children as the need arises. The sharing of information between the teaching team and the child’s medical and support services is encouraged in order to support the child’s total inclusion.
Borilla Community Kindergarten is also home to the Central Highlands Autism Support Group. The group meets on the first Friday of every month during school term time.
Borilla Community Kindergarten recognises and celebrates the multicultural nature of our community and aim to create an environment and curriculum that embraces cultural diversity. We value each child and family’s culture and beliefs. All parents are encouraged to communicate any concerns or considerations with staff upon enrolment and on a daily basis.
Borilla Community Kindergarten is committed to and firmly believes that experiences in the early childhood period have a significant impact on later childhood and adult life. In order to improve life, education and career choices for all children, they are encouraged to participate in a range of activities which will promote their optimal development.
Our inclusion & anti-bias policy underpins the entire philosophy of the service. It is reflected in the consistent and active right of every individual to develop their fullest potential. The provision of relevant and appropriate programs and activities will ensure that children find expression for their individual needs. It provides opportunity for children to learn of the many different options and alternatives available to them.
“Educators who are culturally competent respect multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing and livings, celebrate the benefits of diversity and have an ability to understand honour and differences.”