Children’s learning is central to everything we do. Our curriculum is comprised of five complementary elements:
1. Connection, Communication and Consideration
Our Values are used at every stage of the planning process and help guide our interactions, documentation development, environment design, use of technology, continuous improvement and commitment to quality.
2. Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Principles
EYLF is the framework that we are required to use to guide our curriculum and planning processes as part of the National Quality Framework. Understanding the EYLF at a high level is essential to providing high quality education. Included in the EYLF are guiding principles and practices along with learning outcomes for children. These elements form the basis of our curriculum.
The EYLF principles are:
- Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships
- Partnerships with families
- High expectations and equity
- Respect for diversity
- Ongoing learning and reflective practice
3. EYLF Practice
- Holistic approaches
- Learning environments
- Responsiveness to children
- Cultural competence
- Learning through play
- Continuity of learning and transitions
- Intentional teaching
- Assessment for learning
4. EYLF Outcomes
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
5. Belonging, Being, Becoming
When children feel as though they BELONG and have opportunities to BE themselves, they BECOME inspired learners.
For more information about the EYLF, click here.