EXPERIENCES & ACTIVITIES
Each day educators plan a variety of experiences for children based on their interests, skills, knowledge and development. Experiences are planned for individuals, small and large groups of children. Educators are present in the experience to scaffold children’s learning and respond ‘in the moment’. We also see spontaneous events, such as the discovery of a beetle, as wonderful opportunities for children’s learning.
Our programming is guided by The Early Years Learning Framework – a curriculum framework which assists educators in providing quality experiences, interactions and programs for young children. Play is seen as the most effective means of learning as it engages the whole child. Our program is also informed by children’s experiences with their families, and connections with the local community.
During the course of the day children may engage in many experiences which may include: arts and crafts, construction, puzzles and manipulatives, stories, discussion, music and movement, sand and water play, play dough and messy play, dramatic play, gardening, cooking and gross-motor play.