We empower families to actively participate
We empower families with useful resources to encourage them to actively participate in their children’s learning development.
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.
Some Useful Resources
ACECQA – www.acecqa.gov.au
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is a national entity which will oversee important changes to early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia.
Raising Children – www.raisingchildren.net.au
This is a great website offering advice and resources for parents of children from birth to teenage years.
My Child – www.mychild.gov.au
This Australian Government website lists all long day care services in Australia, including information on each centre’s fees, vacancies and contact details. The site also list each centre’s quality ratings, as part of the National Quality Framework.
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care – www.deta.qld.gov.au
This Australian Government Department is responsible for approving, licensing and regulating education and care services in Queensland, funding services to support the early childhood education and care of Queensland children and driving national early childhood education and care reforms in Queensland.
Kidspot – www.kidspot.com.au
Kids Spot is a website dedicated to providing game, activity and recipe ideas, plus parenting advice, and information on child-friendly events across Australia. A great resource for school holiday fun ideas.