Key Elements Of A Child's Sense Of Belonging

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he child’s background and culture form key elements of the child’s sense of belonging. Understanding where the child comes from, his/her family background and beliefs will therefore go towards enhancing the child’s sense of belonging in the service and ensuring that they grow up to be proud and confident learners. Doing so will also help educators to develop respectful partnerships with the child’s family and involve the family meaningfully in the child’s path towards learning and discovery. Furthermore, the development of a strong sense of identity is critical in the very earliest years of life and underpins the Principles, Practices and Learning Outcomes of the EYLF. Culture is the fundamental building block of identity and the development
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