Riverbanks ELC launches reconciliation plan

Riverbanks Early Learning Centre (ELC) has developed and launched a Reconciliation Action Plan aimed at demonstrating its commitment to developing an environment that contributes to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The plan has been published on the Narragunnawali website and can be accessed here. Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people, meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace.

An Aboriginal reconciliation plan is a strategic document with practical plans for action to foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal history and culture.

The vision at Riverbanks ELC is to embed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture into everyday practices through children learning, connecting, understanding and respecting these cultures and beliefs. This would start with the children and families at the ELC and then flow on to the broader community through knowledge and understanding. Respect and appreciation of these cultures will be a key focus with the aim that our organisation can play a part in reconciliation.

The Riverbanks ELC is managed by the Y in partnership with the Department of Education and offers a complete range of high quality children’s care and programming in modern, safe and inviting spaces at Riverbanks College.

For more information on YMCA Children’s Services visit sa.ymca.org.au/what-we-do/elc.