Learning and Teaching
At the Early Learning Centre, our Learning and Teaching model encourages inquiry and builds a strong culture of curiosity, creativity and resourcefulness.
We believe early childhood is a critical time for children to develop a positive self-image of themselves as capable and confident lifelong learners. Our inquiry-based curriculum lays the foundation for children to make sense of future learning concepts in ways that are meaningful and relevant to each unique young mind.
We believe early childhood is a prime time for children to further develop emotional intelligence in a supportive and nurturing social environment. Our school readiness program is intentionally and thoughtfully integrated into our everyday experiences where no child goes unnoticed. In this way, every child is encouraged to develop a love of learning within a social context.
We believe play is the best forum in which to orchestrate growth in early childhood as it shapes the structural design of the brain and makes learning enjoyable. We value learning projects in small groups that extend and foster each child’s interests, where educators capture and validate individual learning pathways using a range of methods. When programming, educators consider their knowledge of the children including their strengths and capabilities and shared information from working in partnerships with families, Wyvern and the wider community.
Our National Curriculum (The Early Years Learning Framework) informs the foundation of our program. There are five learning outcomes of this curriculum.
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators