Our Educational Program and Curriculum
Our educators work collaboratively with parents and each other to create engaging programs that reflect the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the guiding curriculum for early childhood settings in Australia.
We believe play is the basis for all learning in early childhood. Educators observe and interact with your child to develop goals that promote learning; self esteem; independence and competence. The program is full of challenge, hands on experiences, flexibility and fun. Most importantly, it meets the individual needs of your child. Photos and written information highlighting the children’s day is displayed in the each room.
Throughout your child’s enrolment with us, they will have a Learning Journal to document their participation and progress. Supporting our collaborative approach, parents are invited to access and contribute to these Journals at any time.
The following is an adaptation from the Early Years Learning Framework (p. 7, 2009)
Belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong.
Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging.
Being – childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world.
Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. The early childhood years are not solely preparation for the future but also about the present
Becoming – children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood.
Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow.
Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (our State kindergarten curriculum)
Queensland kindergarten learning guideline reflects the overarching view that interactions between children and adults shape learning. This view acknowledges the significant and connected role parents, families and educators play in children’s day-to-day and life-long learning.(07) 5474 1988
“We are the parents of 3 boys - 18 months, 4 and 6 years old. All our boys are / have attended Tewantin Early Learning Centre. The staff are always friendly, caring, helpful and professional from the Toddler room all the way through to the Kindy room. We notice the children are kept busy and happy with plenty of new and stimulating things to do. The centre is always clean and well staffed.
Our boys have made some great little friends and each year the boys become quite attached to their teachers.
We can't speak highly enough of the service and care that our boys receive at Tewantin Early Learning Centre.”
Tewantin Early Learning Centre Enrolment Forms And Information
Tewantin Early Learning Centre is a Long Day Care Centre catering for children 6 weeks to School Age. Within the building is a Government Approved Kindergarten catering for children in the year prior to commencing school.
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