Macroom FRC recognises and respects the rights of all adults and children in our service. We value the ability, individuality and cultural backgrounds of all children by providing each child with the opportunities they need to reach their full potential as active learners within an inclusive ethos/culture. We aim to actively promote equality of access and participation and eliminate discrimination on grounds of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the travelling community. This policy represents the agreed principle and commitment for inclusion, in line with the Early Childhood Care and Education National Inclusion Charter.
Macroom FRC is committed to working in partnership with parents/guardians to support children’s ability, identity, cultural backgrounds and sense of belonging. We will support families in their parenting role and respect their values and beliefs about childrearing. We will support children to become respectful of difference and foster each child’s critical thinking in order to confront bias and discrimination. We will implement a curriculum that meets the individual needs and emerging interests of the child under Siolta, The National Quality Framework (2006) and Aistear, The National Curriculum Framework (2009) and respond to children’s diverse and individual learning needs and styles through an emerging curriculum.