Child centred approach
A child-centred approach means giving appropriate consideration to the needs and interests of every individual child.
- encourage learning through play
- are grounded in the issues, interests and developmental needs of children and young people aged 0 – 14 years
- adopt processes for the meaningful engagement of children and young people
- implement measures to ensure that partnerships support this philosophy and practice
- celebrate children and young peoples contemporary lives, cultures and identities
- value what children and young people can do and want to know
- acknowledge the important role of parents, carers and educators in the lives of children
- acknowledge the right of children to access, contribute to and comment upon the services and collections of State Library as a significant public resource
- understand the evolving social and community contexts in children and young people’s lives.
Last updated: 23rd September 2011
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