The Early Years Learning Framework underpins the development and implementation of our early childhood curriculum to reflect and meet the needs of children and aspirations of both the families and community. Through regular communication and consultation with families we aim to develop individual learning experiences that incorporate the strengths and interests of the children in an environment that promotes active learning and development. Learning is achieved through play and it provides children with opportunities to see and understand the world through their eyes and experiences.
Educator's culturally respective practices are established through collaborative processes and relationships with families. Practices will be supported by the five Principles identified in the Early Years Learning Framework. Children will experience an environment, which reflects the cultural heritage, languages, customs and beliefs of the families within the community. Children and families will be secure in the sense that their cultural backgrounds are valued and respected within the setting.
Each of our Early Childhood settings will adopt their own individual and unique curriculum pedagogy that will reflect the connectedness and collaborative approaches of the services, families and community they represent. Children's active learning and development will be supported through rich and varied environments that change in response to their needs and interests. Educators use a range of strategies to support learning by providing a balance between child led, child initiated and intentional teaching opportunities. A reflective process is in place to critically examine practices and review learning outcomes.