Self esteem is feeling good about yourself. Good self esteem helps children try new things, take healthy risks and solve problems. It gives them a solid foundation for their learning and development.
Educators at Warooga promote this learning by:
* Promote in all children a strong sense of who they are and ensure all children experience pride and confidence in their achievements.
* Share children’s successes with families.
* Show respect for diversity, acknowledging the varying approaches of children, families, communities and cultures.
* Demonstrate deep understanding of each child, their family and community contexts in planning for children’s learning.
* Provide children with examples of the many ways identities and culture are recognized and expressed.
* Build upon culturally valued approaches to learning.
* Build on the knowledge, languages and understandings that children bring.
* Talk with children in respectful ways about similarities and differences in people.
* Provide rich and diverse resources that reflect children’s social worlds.
* Listen to and learn about children’s understandings of themselves.
* Actively support the maintenance of home language and culture.