For children to acquire the skills and knowledge for them to become:
- successful learners
- confident and creative individuals
- active and informed citizens.
To ensure that through play based experiences and quality teaching, children have the opportunity to be engaged in an early childhood program that encompasses interactions, experiences, routines, and events, both planned and unplanned to enhance their early childhood experience;
To work in partnership with families, educators and the community using the outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework to guide planning for children’s learning
To make curriculum decisions that uphold the children’s rights to have their culture, identity, ability and strengths acknowledged, valued and responded to.
At Alstonville Community Preschool we consider all children to be competent and capable. Therefore, educators place child interest and expertise as integral to the planning of our educational program. Our role is to observe and document moments along each child’s learning journey along with information from home and family, which together, serve to enhance our knowledge of each child and optimize the possibilities for their future learning.
- Through careful observation of children during their preschool day and acknowledgement of the value of quality interactions with children, educators take time to discover more about each child in order to frame further planning around their particular needs and interests.
- Along with this are various intentional teaching strategies and programs to enhance children’s learning. These include but are not limited to Munch and Move program, Brain Gym, PALS Social Skills program, Fill my Bucket, and Kids and Traffic road safety.
- A collaborative planning approach uses the skills, talents and interests of each educator to complement the overall educational program offered.
- The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia: BELONGING, BEING, BECOMING, is the framework that lies underneath everything we do with children every day and ensures that all children experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.
The five Learning Outcomes of the Framework are used to ensure the development of all children across these areas. The outcomes are:
- 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
Read more about Our Philosophy, Our Curriculum and Our Team.