Learning Programs

The Brook Early Education and Care

Learning Programs

A child’s early years are critical. They are the building blocks for happiness and success later in life, and the time when a child’s social, emotional and academic education begins.

 

In general, learning programs for children promote the development of:

 

• Language and literacy skills

• Personal and interpersonal skills

• Physical skills

• Creativity and the expressive arts

• Problem solving, thinking and mathematical abilities

 

At The Brook, we understand that childhood is a fundamental time, and we will do everything in our power to provide your child with incredible learning experiences that will foster lifetime benefits.

 

Educators at The Brook Early Education and Care implement an early education program designed to meet each child’s individual needs.  Learning is observed, documented and reflected upon, to guide further learning experiences to extend and enhance children’s learning and development. 

 

Educators use “Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework” as the foundation for learning.  It describes the principles, practices, and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework

Learning programs are a compilation of observation, interaction and educators’ understanding of children’s learning and development and childhood theorists.  The Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework provides educators with direction for developing early learning and early education programs, at its core are:

Five Learning Outcomes:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with 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.

Principles that underpin educator practice:

  1. Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships
  2. Partnerships
  3. High expectations and equity
  4. Respect for diversity
  5. Ongoing learning and reflective practice

Principles of early childhood pedagogy underpins educator practice:

  1. Adopting holistic approaches
  2. Being responsive to children
  3. Planning and implementing learning through play
  4. Intentional teaching
  5. Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning
  6. Valuing the cultural and social contexts of children and their families
  7. Providing for continuity in experiences and enabling children to have successful transition
  8. Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to inform provision and to support children in achieving learning outcomes.

The Framework supports Goal 2 of the Melbourne Declaration of education Goals for Young Australians that:

 

All young Australians become:

  • Successful learners
  • Confident and creative individuals
  • Active and informed citizens