The Program is a broad term which refers to:
Everything we do in order to provide the best possible environment and range of experiences for the optimum growth and development of each child and family using the centre.
Philosophy: Each program is connected to our philosophy which identifies the parameters of learning and development for children and is the basis of planning for experiences and the provision for play. The vision is Belonging, Being and Becoming with the expected outcomes outlined.
Outcomes: Statements of intention, based on the philosophy underlying the program. Learning outcomes state in general terms what the program aims to do, or what the intended outcome will be for the child.
Early Years Learning Framework: The framework we use to guide us in all our planning and programming.
Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines (WA): The framework we use to support the direction of our intention teaching planning.
Experiences: The planned and spontaneous activities participated in by children in the various areas of the environment.
Evaluation: All play areas are evaluated and reflected upon. Play is the most important part of a child’s day.
Flexible Daily Routine (Babies follow individual routines)
6.00am - 7.30am Settling in & Breakfast (if supplied by parent)
6.00am - 9.15am Children arrive & settle in. Variety of play opportunities, drawing, play dough, puzzles, little sand pit play (weather permitting), outside play (weather permitting).
9.15am - 9.45am Pack away, songs and rhymes, wash hands then Morning Tea.
9.45am - 10.45am Mat time stories, then choice of various play areas as part of our program.
10.45am-11.30am Pack away, songs and rhymes, wash hands then Lunch.
11.30am - 1.00pm Nap for younger children. Quiet time & teaching activities for older children (resters/non-sleepers).
1.00pm - 2.30pm Sleeping children wake up at individual times. Choice of play areas as part of our program.
2.30pm - 3.15pm Pack away, songs and rhymes, wash hands then Afternoon Tea.
3.15pm - onwards Choice of inside and outside play areas depending on weather. Prepare to go home.