Equality and Diversity

We recognize that children and families attending our ECEF come from diverse backgrounds and that all families have needs and vlaues that arise from their social and economic, ethnic and cultural or religious backgrounds.

The ECEF is committed to promoting equality and diversity amongst children, parents and staff. The ECEF strives to meet not just the needs of all chidlren, but also the needs of staff, parents, care-givers, visitors, volunteers and mentoring-students. We are committed to anti-discriminatory practice, valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for everyone.

In the preschool settings, children are provided with secure and accessible environments in which all enrolled children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued. Resources and learning opportunities are positive and non-stereotyping while they reflect the rich cultural heritage of Timor- Leste and other countries of origins.

While the languages of instruction are Tetum and English, the ECEF fosters a dynamic linguistic environment by providing Portuguese classes and encouraging the use of the various languages spoken by our staff and children.