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At Edgeworth Child Care Centre we acknowledge the importance of play in early childhood development.  Play is very important, the most effective tool, and is central to a child’s learning and development.  Play is non-threatening, spontaneous, and meaningful.  Through play babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create.  When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. When children play with other children they create social group, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings. 


This is why play is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework.  By using this Framework Educators/Staff will guide children’s play by carefully designing learning activities and stimulating Indoor and Outdoor learning environments. We also acknowledge that each child is unique and therefore will progress at their own pace. The EYLF is a key component of the National Quality Framework which has been developed by Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to assist Educators to provide young children throughout Australia in their early years, opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for success in the future.


The Framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.  


Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life.  Where 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.


The Framework focuses on your child’s learning.  Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well.  At this Service we will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities and keep you in touch with your child’s progress.  Through the Framework’s five learning goals Educators will assist your child to develop:

A strong sense of their identity (have confidence in themselves and to form friendships)

Connections with their world (learn to respect the environment and cultural diversity)

A strong sense of wellbeing (socially, emotionally & physically)

Confidence and involvement in their learning (explore, create, learn, experiment)

Effective communication skills (by using literacy and numeracy to communicate)


Source: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the Council of Australian Governments.

Edgeworth Child Care Centre Inc.


 

CENTRE GOALS: EYLF OUTCOMES


Outcome 1 - Children Have a Strong Sense of Identity

Children to feel safe, secure, and supported

Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency

Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities

Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect


Outcome 2 - Children are Connected with and Contribute to their World

Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

Children respond to diversity with respect

Children become aware of fairness

Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment


Outcome 3 - Children Have a Strong Sense of Wellbeing

Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing


Outcome 4 - Children are Confident and Involved Learners

Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials


Outcome 5 - Children are Effective Communicators

Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking

Source: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for the Council of Australian Governments.



 

 

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