Our Educational Programs and Curriculum
Current research tells us that for a child to reach their full potential we need to engage and develop the whole person. This includes developing their physical, emotional, social, creative, intellectual and communication skills, leading to the wellbeing of each child.
We believe young children make connections across their learning, growing and developing with each new experience. We provide a range of experiences that incorporate all aspects of each child’s learning, development and wellbeing. This enables each child to work towards meeting the Learning Outcomes that are outlined in The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Our educators implement a range of teaching techniques and methods within the educational program to ensure all children’s interests, strengths and abilities are valued and considered in our program. This ensures authentic learning opportunities that acknowledge the diversity and uniqueness of each child.
Our play-based programs and curriculum promote the “belonging, being and becoming” of the individual child, which is also outlined in the EYLF. Please click HERE to read an informative article on play-based learning from the Early Childhood Australia website.
Our School Readiness/Transition to School Program is designed to best prepare your child for a successful passage into the primary school system.
In our School Readiness Program we foster your child’s:
- Literacy and numeracy development eg. name recognition and writing of name, alphabet/sound recognition, following a sequence of instructions, number recognition, counting, concept development (up, down, over, under, tall, big)
- Gross, fine motor skills and organisational self-help skills eg. being able to care for themselves by dressing, toileting, lunchbox skills and caring for belongings
- Emotional skills eg. relationships, resiliency, problem solving and working in groups, independence
- Communication and language skills eg. being able to communicate needs and wants, manners, following instructions, developmentally appropriate speech
Families/caregivers have access to our secure online programming platform and phone app, offering you around the clock access to view your child’s information, photos, learning stories and more!
EYLF Learning Outcomes
1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency.
1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities.
1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.
2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect.
2.3 Children become aware of fairness.
2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts.
5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
5.5 Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking.
Principal Learning Areas Include
- Physical Health and Movement Skills
- Social and Emotional Development
- Self-help and Resilience
- Cognative Devlopment
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Mathematics and Science
- Environmental Sustainability – Connecting to our World
- The Arts- Music and Movement, Drama, Visual Arts etc.
“Children’s learning is ongoing and each child will progress towards the outcomes in different and equally meaningful ways.”
(Early Years Learning Framework, p.19)