Our programme is based on the Principles, Practices & Learning Outcomes of the Curriculum Framework.
'The Framework‘s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.
Educators are engaged in the children's play and follow the planning cycle for the programming. Educators observe and plan activities according to the children's strengths, interests and needs. They plan, implement and evaluate to plan further. Educators provide opportunities and involve children in various learning experiences. The children's art work, photographs, monthly program is displayed on the curriculum board. We follow online programing, which is accessible to families and their extended families. We believe parents input is important, and we appreciate and encourage families to share their stories, weekend or holiday experiences with us and to be part of their children's learning journey.
The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming.
Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just ‘be’—time to play, try new things and have fun.
Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
In school age care services, the program nurtures the development of life skills and complements children’s experiences, opportunities and relationships at school, at home and in the community.
Essential Skills & Learning Areas involved in our daily programme for Children from Birth to School Age:
Curriculum in the early childhood setting is 'all the interactions, experiences, activities, routines, events planned or unplanned that occur in an environment designed to foster children's learning and development' (Te Whãriki – NZ Curriculum, EYLF pg9)
We believe in working in partnerships with families and parents play an important role in their children's learning to enhance their learning.
Following routine; respecting children; providing love, care and attention; helping children to settle; positive interactions; encouraging children's self help skills; making children to be independent
Practicing sounds & words, describing, information, reading corner, literacy skills, oral traditions, shared reading, poetry, storytelling, myths and legends, sharing linguistic & cultural experiences
Introduction of shapes, pattern, number names, fractions, grouping, classifying, counting, measurement, mass, quantity, position, comparison, area
Learning through observing, classifying, experimenting, predicting, drawing conclusions, communicating ideas, developing understanding about natural and physical world, gaining understanding & confidence to use tools and technology in everyday life
Supporting gross-motor skills, fine-motor skills, hand-eye coordination, body awareness, personal care, healthy behavior, cognitive development, problem solving skills & manipulative skills through use of range of resources such as puzzles, threading, nesting, peg boards, interlocking blocks, play dough etc.
Developing social & emotional skills through self-identity, sense of competence, emotions, empathy, community, building relationships, cooperative play, moral development, and conflict resolution.
Developing understanding about Diversity, Community roles, recognising and interpreting features and locations; History - understanding past, present, and future; Ecology - understanding the importance of taking care of the environment.
Painting, printing, drawing (chalk, crayons, felts), crafts, Process vs Product, creativity, collage work.
Experimenting with elements and developing range of skills for reasoning, thinking, questioning, and experimenting freely
Songs, musical games, instruments, tapes, movement, dance, sounds, rhythms, tone, pitch.
Family corner, medical play, superhero play, links with types of plays: fantasy, symbolic, functional, constructive play