Children's Learning Program

The Centre focus for the children's learning is around "The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia".

             Belonging, Being & Becoming

"  All Children experience learning that is engaging   and builds success for life"    (The early Years Learning Framework)

Belonging

Experience belonging - knowing where and with whom you belong - is integral to human existence.  Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community.  Belonging acknowledges chidlren's interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities.  In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belongingBelonging is central to being and becoming in that it shpaes who chidlren are and who they can be.

Being

Childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world.

Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children's lives.  It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life's joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life.  The early childhood years are not solely preparation for the future but also about the present.

Becoming

Children's identities, knowledge, understandings, capapcities, skills and relationships change during childhood.  They are shaped by many different events and circumstances.  Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow.  It emphasises learning to participate fully and actively in society.

(Information taken from "The Early Years Learning Framework" document)