Curriculum

curriculum_1We recognise that each child is an individual – we support each child as they develop at their own pace. Intentional and incidental teaching learning experiences are incorporated into each child’s play in an atmosphere of warmth and respect.

Our programming follows the Building Waterfalls curriculum developed by the Crèche and Kindergarten (C&K) Association of Queensland, and the Early Years Learning Framework (the National Curriculum).

The Building Waterfalls curriculum focuses on four shared understandings:

Connecting We are connected to family, community and country
We connect with and build upon what we know
We are connected to a natural and sustainable world
Enlarging We are valued and treated with equity, dignity and respect
We feel safe, nurtured and cared for
We share satisfying interactions and relationships
Listening We are open and sensitive to new possibilities and perspectives
We express, share and honour values, beliefs and traditions
We contribute to a democratic learning environment
Exploring We are unique, rich in ideas, experiences and knowledge
We are competent and capable learners, thinkers and inquirers
We create, represent and communicate our understanding in many ways

The Early Years Learning Framework guides curriculum decision making for Early Childhood Teachers and supports each child’s learning in five outcome areas:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effective communicators.

curriculum_2Building Waterfalls complements the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Government Kindergarten Learning Guideline and embraces their vision that “all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.”