Our daily curriculums are based on the Early Years Learning Framework along with the National Quality Framework (NQF). Children use many ways to show their understanding; express their thoughts and originality. Through painting, modeling, drawing, music, and play, these are all ways of learning which are part of a child and are highly appreciated and nurtured at the Young Explorers Early Learning Centre.
Incorporating these learning activities into our daily routines is very important to us as the most important years of a child’s brain development and learning patterns occur from infancy to the age of five. Here, at Young Explorers the programs have been designed around the 5 learning outcomes of the NQF:
1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators.
Children are capable of creating their own learning through communication, they are encouraged to use language to explore and reflect on their experiences. We will listen with respect, believing that their questions and observations are an opportunity to learn and search together.
Our children are driven by their interests to understand and know more. Using the Early Years Learning Framework, Educators will observe each child and use their thoughtful practices to evaluate and assess 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 in regards to our learning program.
Our ‘School Rediness’ Program helps children build and extend their language, literacy and numeracy skills, learn to be creative, and build their independence, so they can enter ‘big school’ with confidence.