At our Centre we recognise that all children are individuals and that they develop at their own pace. Our emergent curriculum reflects flexibility to children’s needs, routines, and incorporates intentional teaching strategies to respect each child’s learning styles.
Our Curriculum is guided by the national frameworks: Early Years Learning Framework (early childhood) and My Time Our Place (school aged children). These frameworks guide educators in developing quality, educational programmes and describe the principles, practice and outcomes to support and enhance children's learning, as well as their transition to school.
We strive to inspire children to engage in all curriculum experiences and learning opportunities. Exposing children to a variety of natural resources, materials and textures, creates an open ended world of unlimited possibilities and reflects each child’s interests and stages of development.
‘Play is the work of the child.’ (Maria Montessori)
The curriculum is delivered via a comprehensive early childhood programming, documentation and portfolio management system, Earlyworks. Using Earlyworks is convenient for families to access and helps them to understand the time and effort that our educators put into caring for their children and documenting their learning and development. It has also helped us to reduce our carbon footprint and become more sustainable.
The curriculum encourages children to not learn only what we already know, but to become creative and innovative, capable of discovery throughout their life. (Jean Piaget)
Children from an early age are motivated to take risks and try new things. They will find their own, often quite ingenious, physical challenges and in doing so, learn about their own strengths and limitations by taking risks. We provide experiences in an environment that enables children to safely make judgments and understand their own capabilities. We believe that children learn through play. Opportunities are provided through programs and routines that will allow each child to learn self-discipline and independence while feeling free to choose the areas of interest in which they will participate throughout the day.
We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.’ (Charles E. Scaefer)