The ELC Philosophy
Our Centre philosophy underpins all that we do in the Early Learning Centre and states the importance of relationships and play in fostering children’s learning and development. At the beginning of each year educators review our Centre philosophy to ensure our philosophy accurately reflects our beliefs and practices around teaching and learning. Part of this process is to consult with families and the community to include their perspectives and values. If you would like to give feedback about our philosophy, we would love to hear from you. This can be done by adding a sticky note to our ‘work in progress philosophy’ which can be found in the foyer of the ELC or alternatively by having a conversation with an educator. If your child travels regularly by bus and you won’t have the opportunity to come in, please write a note in your child’s bus book.
We invite families to attend our Playgroup on Friday mornings 9.30am-10.30am. We ask families for a gold coin donation and to bring along a piece of fruit. Playgroup is facilitated by Belinda Chapman. This year Playgroup is being offered a little bit differently as it is integrated with our Rural Care Program and a Kindy session. Families and their children are welcome to engage in the learning program on offer. We look forward to seeing you there.
In supporting children to develop their sense of belonging, we have been exploring feelings. Children are learning to recognise their own and others feelings through their facial expressions, body language and gestures. Children being able to recognise how they are feeling and how others are feeling supports them in developing trust and developing respectful relationships. Here are some of our drawings about how we are feeling.