The staff recognises the importance of play based learning. We implement the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline to support our learning and teaching, based on on the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF):
Recognising that knowing where and with whom you belong is integral to human existence, providing a basis for children’s interdependence and relationships with others.
Recognising and valuing the “here and now” in children’s lives, and viewing childhood as more than simply preparation for adulthood or for the future.
Recognising the rapid and significant learning and development that occurs in the early years, and the capability and potential of all children.
In Queensland, the Kindergarten Year is the year before the Preparatory Year of schooling. Throughout the Kindergarten year, children’s right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play, and emergent and planned learning experiences and interactions.
Information about the children’s learning is shared with families daily, weekly and through individual portfolios created throughout the year.