The Importance Of Dyk's Culture

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DYK is situated in the middle of Dee Why on the Northern beaches. The centre welcomes families and members of the community to involve themselves in the lives of the children. This involves working bees, grandparents, fathers and mothers day, family BBQ’s as well as introducing the workforce such as the
Police, Fire fighters and Life Savers and understanding cultural identity such as Indigenous Australian , Japanese, and Brazilian, just to name a few. The centre is a long day care setting, which operates 52 weeks of the year from 7am to 6:30pm.

This year 2015, is the first year of working with a large group of children as well as 5 other staff members. It has been quite a difficult task as we have found it hard to communicate our ideas regarding what to do for the week, ideas for children's learning, and exchanging …show more content…

The concepts of “curriculum and pedagogy begins with an examination of the underlying philosophies theories and principles” (Waniganayake, Cheeseman, Fenech, Hadley & Shepherd, 2012, p. 98). These concepts help to shape an individuals idea of how they can create an environment that better suits themselves, their team of workers, the children and their families. Pratt (as cited in Davis, 2015, p. 80) offers to readers that the importance of developing a culture for equity, positive relationships and community adopts the importance of being valued in any contributions you make to sustain a collective body of learners. Being a leader is one who works together with their team and achieving their goals as well as promoting reflection and learning. The meeting that has been organised is to guide educators to “shape and influence what happens in the future” (Waniganayake, Cheeseman, Fenech, Hadley & Shepherd, 2012, p. 98), by discussing what it means to work together as a team providing alternatives in the way we all can communicate and develop endless outcomes for children's

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