In this area of our program, we aim to promote early social interactions and conversations, develop facial expressions to communicate and support self-identity. Social and emotional development is the key to successful learning and happiness, therefore, it is an area of development that we want to encourage on a daily basis. The current early years learning framework for Australia believes (as we do) that there are 3 words to describe the fundamental characteristics that support and encourage a child’s development and sense of identity. They are belonging, being and becoming. Experiencing belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. Being – childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world. Becoming – children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capabilities, skills, and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances.
The program focuses on your child’s learning. Our Team will work with you to get to know your child well. They will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities and keeps you in touch with your child’s progress. As outlined by the Framework, our teachers will assist to ensure that: