We implement the “Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline”, as our curriculum framework. Within our education program we establish a warm, happy environment for your child where he/she is able to interact with other children and adults. There are many activities that provide your child with the opportunity to learn through exploration, discovery and play, as they all promote learning at this stage of development.
Art, music and movement, early numeracy and literacy are also a major part of our program. Depending on the time of the year, our timetable is flexible due to the children’s interests and the weather. Our Kindy also participates in a few excursions each year which broadens the children’s understanding of their wider community.
With such a dynamic Kindy curriculum in action, we like to keep our families up to date with our daily activities by emailing a “Daily Reflection” to all our Kindy parents every afternoon, including photos and stories depicting how much the children have enjoyed their day. “Daily Reflections” enable our families to discuss their child’s day with them, so daily learning experiences can be shared between Kindy and home.
The engaged child is empowered to express ideas and make choices about their learning.
As learners, they are:
- competent, capable and creative;
- secure, connected and respectful;
- happy, playful and curious;
- confident, motivated and involved; and
- a questioner, problem-poser and problem-solver.
Teachers focus on creating learning environments that invite children to:
- wonder, be curious and enthusiastic, and share their joy and excitement;
- have fun, relax, enjoy quiet times, be noisy, watch from a distance or join in;
- feel secure, comfortable, trusted and competent;
- make choices and engage deeply in learning and conversations that are meaningful to them;
- reflect on their learning through shared conversations;
- play independently and collaborate with others;
- be healthy, safe and hygienic and promote well being; and
- engage in all the areas of learning and development.
When children play the possibilities are endless:
- It allows them to make sense of real life situations;
- Develops self confidence and self esteem;
- They are actively involved in their learning;
- They communicate and collaborate with peers;
- They develop relationships and friendships;
- They face challenges;
- They explore, experiment, investigate and connect; and
- It gives them a sense of belonging!