The Early Years Learning Framework is the guide that ALL Early Childhood Education and Care settings follow to ensure a high quality of care for all children. The following information has been provided for families by The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the Council of Australian Government; (2009)
‘We have developed the Early Years Learning Framework to ensure your child receives quality education programs in their early childhood setting. This is a vital time for them to learn and develop. The Framework‘s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. It is a guide for early childhood educators who work with children from birth to five years. They will use the Framework in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators, to develop learning programs responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through their play. The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
Educators will use this new Framework in a range of early childhood settings, including long day care, preschools and family day care to ensure that your child receives a high quality experience. It has been created and trialled by experienced early childhood educators, academics, parents and carers.
The Framework focuses on your child’s learning. Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well. They will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities, and keep you in touch with your child’s progress. Through the Framework’s five learning goals educators will assist your child to develop:
The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the Council of Australian Government; 2009
At creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Centre, all our learning and development programs are child focused. This means that our programs are based on the individual learning and developmental needs of each child in our care. We achieve this by first taking the time to build meaningful relationships with children and their families, observing the activities that children participating in through the day, and by listening to each child’s voice. This then allows us to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will help each child learn and develop through play.
‘Play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine. When children play with other children, they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings. Play provides a supportive environment where children can ask questions, solve problems and engage in critical thinking. Play can expand children’s thinking and enhance their desire to know and to learn. In these ways play can promote positive dispositions towards learning. Children’s immersion in their play illustrates how play enables them to simply enjoy being’ – Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
Learning through play is the most effective way to encourage early childhood learning and development. As such the teachers at Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Centre ensure that all of our learning and development programs are play based, giving each child in our care the best possible start to their education.
At Creative Learning Preschool we promote children’s learning through meaningful and challenging experiences and interactions that foster high-level thinking skills. These experiences are carefully planned based on children’s needs and interests, then delivered in an intentional manner that will promote learning and development that is both relevant and meaningful to children in our care.
The concept of a holistic approach to learning refers to the connections of all aspects of learning and development in Early Childhood Education and Care. This includes the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, personal and spiritual wellbeing as well as the concept of belonging within families, the wider community and the natural environment. The teachers at Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Centre understand the importance of a holistic approach to learning, and view each child as a capable, unique and amazing individual.
The learning environment has as much of an effect on children’s development and learning as intentional teaching (if not, more). We recognise how important it is to have meaningful and inspiring spaces within our classrooms as well as our playground that stimulate curiosity and an eagerness to learn in children. As such, we ensure that our learning environment, both indoors and out, are reflective of children’s developmental needs and interests, and are challenging whilst still within the capabilities of children in our care each day.
School readiness is the simple concept of preparing children for Primary School Education. Whilst this does include some cognitive based learning such as numbers to 10, Alphabet recognition and Writing one’s own name, our focus is more on the actual skills that children will need before attending Primary Education, including:
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