Program and Curriculum

Our centre implements two curriculum and learning frameworks, Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines. These two documents are guided by the Early Years Learning Frameworks; Belonging Being and Becoming. We also are guided by the National Quality Framework, which sets a standard of care across all early learning services.
In our Starfish Room through to Turtles Room (6 weeks- 3 years 4 months), we implement the Early Years Learning Framework which is a foundation curriculum for early years, it encourages children, families and educators to build a secure and trusting environment and relationships with one another.

Through the Framework’s five learning goals educators will assist your child to develop:

• A strong sense of their identity
• Connections with their world
• A strong sense of wellbeing
• Confidence and involvement in their learning; and
• Effective communication skills.

In our Kindergarten room 3 years 4 months – 5 years, we implement the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines which is a government funded program run by a qualified teacher. This curriculum is based on the EYLF and promotes that children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Our program consist of building skills for school readiness and enabling children with a smooth transition from care to school.

The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline is based on five learning and development areas. These include:

• 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

For both curriculum programs our educators and teachers are actively involved in the children’s play and learning. Learning experiences are planned in ways that are relevant to the children’s interests, experiences and needs. Our educators encourage and provide children opportunities to express ideas and opinions, make choices, share decision making and be involved in the reflection process.

Strength Trees and Learning Portfolios

Each room has a strength tree which highlights the achievements that each child reaches throughout the year. These are then placed into the individual learning portfolios which are recorded and celebrated for all the fantastic learning that has happened over the year. We encourage our families to peruse these at their convenience.