The busy life of this age group sees your child becoming more independent and increasingly interested in the world around them. Not only can they walk but they are now running, jumping, throwing balls and exploring!
Their vocabulary will be added to daily with more understandable words, naming objects and being able to follow simple instructions. They will show an interest in story time and book,s and will have the concentration to sit for longer periods of time. This is also a very sociable time for children; beginning to play with each other, using imagination and role play. They will also show an interest in how things work and enjoy puzzles.
We program for each child’s individuality. We do this by taking time to observe each child, noting their actions and abilities, their strengths and what challenges they are ready for.
We embrace the Victoria Early Years Learning Framework and subscribe to the philosophy that ‘play is child’s work’. We understand that play is instrumental in shaping the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child.
The significance of the early years in relation to future learning is recognised, and our curriculum is designed with this in mind.
The learning experiences we plan are developmentally appropriate and goals are set for the children to achieve, and as the children become curious and focused, we as educators will challenge and extend the learning!
You will also see samples of the children’s work displayed around the room. A Journal of your child’s learning stories are kept in a folder, and is available for you to look at any time.
Each day we will share the highlights of the day by completing our daily reflection, adding photos and updating our weekly program. These can all be seen on our Parent Communication Board above the children’s lockers.
Writing these daily comments on the program allows Educators to communicate with families about some of the meaningful activities and interactions of the day.