All children need to be viewed as individuals, within the context of their family and their community. When children are encouraged and supported to be curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning, they begin to develop positive dispositions for lifelong learning.
All children have the right to feel safe and be safe all of the time in accordance with Child Safe Practices.
Children learn and develop best when they are given opportunities, support and engagement within their families and in partnership with early childhood professionals. All parents need opportunities to participate in the program according to their needs, interests and opportunities. We recognise and value the importance of developing positive relationships between children, parents and staff. We value parent support and involvement through our Parent Support Group.
Staff are committed to promoting the emotional and physical wellbeing of all children. Staff are recognised as individuals and their personal and professional contributions are valued. Staff deserve good working conditions to encourage lasting and valuable partnerships between them and the centre.
The needs of families, children, staff and the community are continually changing therefore we need ongoing evaluation to ensure our service is responsive to those needs. We strive to provide an excellent service for early childhood education within our community. It is important to share our knowledge and work collaboratively with community organisations, council, professional support services and local schools. We realise the importance of successful transitions between preschool and school and take an active role in preparing for these transitions. We strive to provide an excellent service for early childhood education within our community.
- Children build on their understanding about the world through their interactions with other children, adults and their environment.
- The educational program is guided by:
- The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. (VEYLDF).
- Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework For Australia.
The educational program contributes to the following outcomes for each child:
- Identity – Children will have a strong sense of identity.
- Community – Children will be connected with and contribute to their world.
- Wellbeing – Children will have a strong sense of wellbeing.
- Learning – Children will be confident and involved learners.
- Communication – Children will be effective communicators.
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