Central to caring for and educating young children is support of family culture, values and beliefs.
But why are some religious beliefs and cultural celebrations recognised in an early childhood service and others not?
Australian early childhood expert Dr Anne Kennedy says we need to “think carefully about celebrations, what they mean to families, children and communities, why they are important and what should the early childhood service do in response to them".
We need to reflect on what might happen to be a taken for granted practice.
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