We partner with families to help children
Educational programs delivered at Isle of Capri Learning Centre will be developed in conjunction with the Early Years Learning Framework, also known as the EYLF. The EYLF was developed specifically for children aged from birth to 5 years which has been recognised as a vital time in a child’s life for them to learn and develop as individuals. The EYLF ensure all children receive quality educational play based programs within the early childhood setting which will be engaging and inclusive and will build success for each child’s future.
Our centre staff will work in partnership with families, who are recognised as a child’s most influential educators, to develop educational programs that have been initiated by children’s ideas, interests, experiences, strengths and abilities.
The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming:
- Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their families, community, culture and place.
- Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just “be” – time to play, try new things and just have fun.
- Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
The EYLF has 5 learning outcomes that are underpinned by quality practices and principles that the educators will use to guide children’s learning experiences. The children will be observed and progress will be documented so that children’s learning can be built upon and expanded. Educators will monitor the progress of children by watching, listening to and talking to children.
The 5 learning outcomes are:
- A strong sense of identity
- Connection with their world
- A strong sense of wellbeing
- Confidence and involvement in their learning
- Effective communication skills
Each age group implements a developmentally appropriate learning program. The program is prepared by your child’s classroom educators and will foster your child’s development through individual, small and whole group experiences. Because each educator has an individual pedagogy and teaching style you may notice the program varies from room to room.
The educators in your child’s room are always available to discuss the class program and your child’s progress including:
- The activities and experiences provided.
- The service philosophy about learning and child development outcomes and how it is intended the outcomes will be achieved.
- The goals about knowledge and skills to be developed through activities and experiences.
Your child’s individual progress and development
The program will be displayed and input on programming is encouraged from all families. There will be displays and photo boards so that families can see what experiences the children have had during their time at the Service.