Identity is not fixed. It is shaped by experiences.
STRONG SENSE OF IDENTITY
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So, what do we mean when pursue an outcome in our curriculum which leads to Children having a strong sense of identity?
Our curriculum will assist Children learn about themselves and construct their own identity within the context of their families and our community. This includes their relationships with people, places and things and the actions and responses of others. We know identity is not fixed. It is shaped by experiences. So, when children have positive experiences, they develop an understanding of themselves as significant and respected, and they feel a sense of belonging. Relationships are the foundations for the construction of identity – who I am, how I belong and what is my influence?
During these critical early years of development, we know children will have a sense of belonging when they feel accepted and will develop attachments and will trust those that care for them. As children are developing their sense of identity, they explore different aspects of it (physical, social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive), through their play and their relationships.
When children feel safe, secure, and supported they grow in confidence, now ready to explore and learn.
Our curriculum is geared so children can develop an awareness of their social and cultural heritage, of gender and their significance in their world.
We will assist the children build and shape their identity through their evolving experiences and relationships which include change and transitions. The children are always learning about the impact of their personal beliefs and values and will continue to do so as they transform from a little acorn to mighty oak.