Belonging, Being, Becoming
Our Program is organised around the National Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (Belonging, Being, Becoming). We use the principles and practices outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to guide our planning.
Throughout the year each child is observed and planned for across the five outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
For further information regarding the EYLF click HERE.
The program is flexible, recognising that children develop at their own pace and working around things that happen spontaneously. (e.g. the community events and visitors). In following up on the children’s areas of interest we encourage them to explore and work with their own ideas. Excursions are planned to enhance the program and to extend the children’s experiences beyond the Preschool environment.
We like to balance this child-focused approach with attention to the foundation skills and preparation for school. We participate in transition programs with local primary schools. Profiles are kept for each child, including observations and developmental records.
“We actively seek parental input”.
Parents have helped us with:
- Displays and mini presentations about holidays or interests
- Health & Hygiene
- Sharing Culture
- Hosting Excursions
- Working Bees
- Please see staff if you would like to contribute!
Munch and Move
We incorporate activities from the Munch and Move Program. The program has been developed by the Dept. of Health in an effort to combat obesity in children and prompt healthy lifestyles. Nutrition and movement activities form the basis for the program. Parents can see staff or click HERE for more details.