Developing your child’s learning, identity, and connection to community.
Children are the central focus of the early childhood curriculum at all times. Curriculum in the early childhood setting means “all the interactions, experiences, activities, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in an environment are designed to foster children’s learning and development” (adapted from the Wharik).
As such, the curriculum at Ashgrove West Kindy is in accordance with The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
“Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming”, is the national publication which describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning. Click here to read more about this curriculum
EYLF is an approved learning framework under the National Quality Framework.
Recognising that knowing where and with whom you belong is integral to human existence.
Recognising and valuing the ‘here and now’ in children’s lives, and viewing childhood as a precious time of life – more than preparation for adulthood or for the future.
Recognising the rapid and significant learning and development that occurs in early years, and the capability and potential for all children.
In quality early learning, the role of the educator is to acknowledge the complexities and differences that children bring with them, and to assess and monitor children’s learning to inform, provide for and support children in achieving the learning outcomes as stated in the Early Years Learning Framework, namely:
- 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.
Your child’s right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and their learning is promoted through play throughout their preschool years.
C & K’s Curriculum Approach: Listening and Learning Together
Early childhood curriculum has been crafted by C&K educators with, and alongside, children, families and communities for over 110 years.
Curriculum in C&K early childhood centres is shaped by a strong set of shared values, commitments and visions that honour children.
A distinguishing feature of curriculum in C&K centres is the way that educators skilfully partner with children and families to create caring and vibrant learning communities.
The purpose of Listening and Learning Together: C&K Curriculum Approach is to set out the values, commitments and visions for children’s learning that underpin curriculum in C&K centres and to support educators to bring these to life in ways that realise the expectations described in The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia ( EYLF ), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline ( QKLG ).
This document is a professional resource for all educators that work with and alongside children from birth through to school transition. The approach is supported by the interactive online C & K Education Hub which brings together a rich suite of carefully curated resources designed to support, enrich and extend professional knowledge and practice.