Learning ignites curiosity we never knew we had
We have crafted the curriculum through our centre's development to keep our bright eyes learners intellectually engaged and excited! At Lang Park Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten, our curriculum leans on experience-driven activities that serve a purpose in your child learning.
We are proud to be the only Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten in the area to hold an Exceeding Rating overall.
Every child deserves the right to learn, grow and develop through trust, nurturing relationships, diverse play and quality experiences in a warm and caring environment. Our Educators are committed to creating positive learning environments and guide experiences for each child in conjunction with their family. Our curriculum is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF) and the concepts of Belonging, Being and Becoming.
The five learning outcomes are:
Children have a strong sense of identity
Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Children are confident and involved learners
Children are effective communicators
Children have a strong sense of IDENTITY
Identity is unique to each individual and defines who people are, what shapes their interests and how they come to view the people and events around them. Relationships form the foundations for identity & when children feel supported & safe within their environment their confidence grows and this inspires their learning journey. Children’s identity is shaped through positive experiences, transitions and interactions. Through these children begin to learn about the impact of their own values and beliefs on their world around them.
Children are CONNECTED with and CONTRIBUTE to their world:
Children are connected with and contribute to their world; From birth, children learn to see themselves as individuals, accepting their uniqueness and the uniqueness of others. Children strive for connection and seek belonging - to people, country, place and communities that help them to learn about local ways of being. They learn about sharing common values, traditions and practices. As children experience settings beyond the home and kinship groups in which they live, their experiences, relationships and connections broaden.
Children have a strong sense of WELLBEING:
From birth and throughout early childhood, the foundations for physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing are laid. Wellbeing means having good mental and physical health, including attachment, positive affect and self-regulation. This means managing emotions productively, building resilience and persistence, being adaptable and confident, and experiencing feelings of satisfaction and happiness.
Children are CONFIDENT and involved learners:
Children learn in the context of their families and communities. From birth to eight years, children continue to establish learning dispositions and patterns of engagement with others that profoundly influence their learning, behaviour, motivation, and capacity for being confident and involved life-long learners. Responsive learning relationships with all children support them to learn successfully. They are encouraged to be curious and enthusiastic about their learning.
Children are effective COMMUNICATORS:
Children communicate from birth. Most children are innately social, creative and motivated to exchange ideas, thoughts, questions and feelings. They begin by using gestures, movement, visual and non-verbal cues, sounds, language and assisted communication to engage in the world and form relationships. Fundamental to this development is understanding how symbols and pattern systems work and how they can be used to engage others. From birth, intentional communication is strengthened and broadened. Children learn to take turns in communication exchanges through their relationships with responsive adults, exploring sound and movement patterns, singing songs, reading stories, playing games and recording their thoughts and ideas.