In developing our curriculum for the early years, we are guided by the following beliefs and attitudes.
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Young children are connected to family, community, culture and place. Their learning takes place through these relationships. As children participate in everyday life, they develop interest and construct their own identities and understandings of the world.
Educators plan and establish positive, vibrant and challenging intellectual, social and emotional and physical environments that promote a sense of wonder, curiosity and imagination and support risk-taking within a safe and inclusive context. The learning environment has a sense of predictability and allows for flexibility to cater for children's different learning requirement
Relationships are key to all educational endeavours. Partnerships involve children, families, communities, educators and other professionals working collaboratively to provide optimal learning opportunities for active engagement and participation. Educators purposefully engage partners in children's learning, by providing a variety of opportunities for others to contribute to children's learning.
The quality of interactions and the thoughtful implementation of balanced content in experiences, assists children in attaining knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that are a base for future learning.
An effective early childhood curriculum supports the active participation of all children. Learning experiences are presented in ways that children can make choices and use different processes to complete where more than one solution is possible. The environment is constructed to encourage and allow children to be as independent as possible.