Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community is a process of change and connection. It is a deliberate effort made by individuals and organisations, like Early Childhood Australia, to acknowledge injustice, address inequity and imagine a community built on respect and possibility.
ECA Best of Reconciliation: Research, theory and practice by Catharine Hydon and Gisella Wilson, collates a range of key articles focusing on reconciliation from past editions of the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood and Every Child. This collection of articles brings to broader attention the complexities and possibilities of valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives in early childhood education. Together these articles signal that the early childhood education and care sector is working together to know more comprehensively, understand more deeply and practice more effectively. ECA Best of Reconciliation: Research, theory and practice serves as a sign of hope and also a call to action—action that will turn words of recognition into practice decisions that will be known and understood now and into the future.