Our Early Learning Program
Belonging, Being and Becoming
The Australian National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for early childhood, had been developed to enrich the lives of children from birth to five years and through the transition to school. The framework assists our educators to provide the children with opportunities to maximize their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.
EYLF describes childhood as a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming:
- Belonging ~ Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities.
- Being ~ recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. It relates to building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities and meeting everyday life challenges.
- Becoming ~ reflects the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in young children. It emphasizes learning to participate fully and actively in society.
The EYLF framework conveys the highest expectations for all children learning and communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
In partnership with families and children, the EYLF guides the educators in their; curriculum decisions, interactions experiences, environments, routines and planned and unplanned events.
School Readiness Program
Chuckles Childcare has an educational program which is designed to assist our childen in being school ready. The preschool rooms run the school readiness program between 9am to 3pm each day.
The program involves embedding practices and fundamental skills which will prepare the children to be self-reliant and confident in the school setting. We will scaffold experiences and activities that will aid in teaching; self-help skills, fundamental movement skills, mathematics, sustainability, social responsibilities, community and cultural connection, pre-writing skills, health and safety responsibilities, colours, shapes, numerical concepts, science, rhyming, sequencing, language and literacy (Jolly phonics SATPIN).
For more information on this program, please talk to the Educational leader or Preschool room leaders.
Chuckles Childcare has a nominated Educational Leader which is responsible for inspiring, motivating, affirming and also challenging or extending the practice and pedagogy of the educators. They also mentor and guide the educators in completing the curriculum and observations whilst considering the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Quality Improvement System
Chuckles Childcare has a self-assessment process which involves the development of a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). This live document is completed in consultation with management, families, educators, children and community members. The QIP assists our centre in self-assessing its performance and environment which will aid us in delivering quality education and care and to plan future improvements. The document is available to all families upon request.