Our centre program reflects a Play-Based, Emergent Curriculum approach that is supported by contemporary research in Early Childhood Education. Emergent Curriculum recognises children’s interests and individual capabilities as being the driving force of their learning.
Observations, conversations and photographs are used to identify children’s interests which are documented in their individual portfolios, through photographs, daily day-books and displays throughout the centre. This information is then used as a basis for all indoor and outdoor experiences.
Throughout the year staff also undertake more structured developmental observations and plan according to children’s emerging development. These experiences help children who need further development in specific areas i.e. physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional.
These are recorded in your child’s individual portfolio and used for further planning. You are also welcome to contribute to your child’s portfolio.
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