All the interactions, experiences, activities, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in an environment designed to foster children’s learning and development
Curriculum in the early childhood setting means “All the interactions, experiences, activities, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in an environment designed to foster children’s learning and development”. Adapted from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF,2009). The children engage within the curriculum from the moment they walk in the door, until the moment they go home.
We recognise the value of play and understand the benefits it contributes to a child’s development. Early Childhood Theories outline that children attain higher levels of achievement through engaging in play and believe play is a vital tool for learning.
Our educational play-based programs assist each child in building on their development at their own pace with guidance and support within a co – constructed curriculum. This means that there is a collaboration between Educators and children to explore, investigate and navigate a child’s learning experiences together.
Play is a vital aspect of our curriculum, it is something that happens all throughout the day. It is through play where children develop the skills and knowledge to reach their next milestones. It is where the children learn about their identity and the world around them. Our role as Educators is to guide and encourage the children’s play and foster their development with challenges and support when needed. It is our responsibility to understand their needs, strengths and interests to ensure they achieve their personal.
Using the Early Years Learning Framework, Educators will observe each child and use their reflective practices to evaluate and access each child’s learning to appropriately plan and implement experiences that will assist in the next stage of learning. Educators will do this by building positive relationships and engaging in meaningful interactions.
Each room displays their daily routines and the program is available for parents to read, parent input is encouraged and our Educators are more than happy to discuss any queries a family may have.
We use a secure online portal called, ‘Kinder m8’ this digital program allows educators and families to engage and keep up to date with the daily activities, Centre events, and important notices. Parents have access to their child’s daily routines around meal times, rest, observations and daily activities; please follow this link to find out more:
Visit Kinder m8: http://www.kinderm8.com.au
We are committed to creating a diverse, anti-bias curriculum where family Identities and cultural experiences are celebrated. We celebrate community events and provide many in-house events for the Bright Start For Kids families to get involved in.
Welcome to Bright Start For Kids Early Learning Centre.
Bright Start For Kids ELC is situated in the heart of the picturesque suburb of Chipping Norton. We are a brand new purpose built centre with a natural playspace environment and we are close to the local shops and schools.
We are a team of educators aimed at providing high quality Early Childhood Education and Care. With 20 years combined experience in delivering high quality care and service to our communities, we understand and value the importance of a great start in children’s learning journey.
Our vision is to assist and support children’s learning and development needs.
Our Centre provides all components necessary to provide this. We work with families in partnership to enhance this process and value the link between home and Centre.
We look forward to being a part of this journey with you and your child. This is our commitment to you.
AIMS FOR CHILDREN
- To make every child feel secure in the early learning environment.
- To develop each child’s sense of self.
- To allow each individual to develop intellectual abilities at their own pace.
- To help develop children socially and emotionally by making them aware of all the emotions which may be experienced, and teaching them to deal with those emotions in an acceptable way.
- To develop children’s creativity and self-expression through art, language and music with the emphasis being placed on the doing, not the end result.
- To help children develop confidence in their physical abilities by providing activities to encourage both fine and gross motor skills.
PARTNERSHIP OF CARE
We believe the best way to work with you and your child is by building a partnership of care. To do this we want you to feel:
- Welcomed, recognised, acknowledged and respected by all our educators.
- That your child is really known by, and really knows, the people who care for him or her.
- You are given lots of information about what is occurring and are asked for your views.
- You are involved in making decisions about your child’s experiences.
- You and your child are received and greeted upon arrival.
- Your child is happy, secure and engaged.
- Your child is not just looked after but really cared for.