The preschool program is developed using The Early Years Learning Framework: Belonging, Being, Becoming, Australia’s first national framework for early childhood education. Elements of the Framework include clear guidelines on best practice and clear principles that see the child as an active and involved learner.
The five outcomes acknowledge that children learn in a variety of ways and guide educators in supporting children to work towards personal and individual outcomes, extending their own knowledge and ideas and taking into account family, context, community, culture and individual beliefs and values.
The framework recognises learning is not always predictable nor moves in a “clear line”. Every one of us will continue to “achieve outcomes” our entire lives as we build new meanings and knowledge.
CHILDREN HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF IDENTITY
Learning about themselves, to construct their own identity within the context of family and community
CHILDREN ARE CONNECTED AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR WORLD
Meaningful relationships, opportunities and experiences that support children’s ways of belonging, being and becoming
CHILDREN HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF WELLBEING
Strong social and emotional wellbeing, resilience, healthy lifestyles, independence and confidence
CHILDREN ARE CONFIDENT AND INVOLVED LEARNERS
Curious, enthusiastic and participants, reflective co-constructors of knowlege
CHILDREN ARE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS
Numeracy, literacy, creativity, dance, storytelling, media, drama, symbols and patterns – verbal and non-verbal expression
- Social and emotional development.
- Art: wide range of mediums including paint, collage and clay.
- Equity and gender reflections and natural materials.
- Literacy and language.
- Sand, water and sensory play.
- Science and technologies.
- Building and construction.
- Health, fitness and gross motor skills.
- Problem solving & resilience.
- Environment and sustainable practices (at home, preschool and the wider “world” picture).
- Self-identity, cultural responsiveness.
- Music, movement, songs, rhythms and rhymes.
- “Fairness” and consideration to the responsibilities that come with being both individual and a member of society in many communities.
At Lismore Preschool we are proud of having “high expectations” for all children who attend. If your child requires additional support, resources or requirements to achieve his/her best outcome, we are pleased to work in partnership with your family to achieve your goals.
One of the necessary resources may be additional educator support so it would be valuable if you could please bring any relevant paediatric reports, referrals or assessments with you on your enrolment visit to enable us to consider suitable placement of staff and resources.