Early Childhood Education Contextual Analysis

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When an educator is culturally competent, it is not just being culturally aware of the differences but being able to remove any bias and never make any assumptions that their way is the best way. (Arthur, Beecher, Death, Dockett, Farmer (2015) Programming and planning in early childhood settings (6th Edition), Chapter 2, page 60)

In the context of relationships with ATSI children and families, it is about bringing together skills for living and working with ATSI people, knowledge and understanding of the ATSI cultures and history and having the right attitude in exploring individual and societal values Educators need to take time to understand each child and family in order to build a respectful relationship for the best outcome for the child.
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