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Educational programs

creative learning at Warringah Mall Child Care CentreOur programs are based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning, providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development.
We aim to guide your child in becoming an effective learner through creating an environment that is challenging but also stimulating.
Our programs are also developed using guidelines from current research on early childhood development and advice from our governing bodies, such as the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority. We also gain information from other professional sources such as the Australian Early Childhood Association, Community Child Care Co-operative and NSW Health.
All of our Educators are responsible for planning your child’s program and Trainees are assisted by our experienced Early Childhood Teachers and Room Leaders.

books for learningOur Educators observe the children using various methods including learning stories, photographs, conversations with parents, group observations and conversations with the children themselves. The children control which direction their learning takes and the Educators use their knowledge and experience to support this.
Our environment is arranged so that children have access to a range of resources that challenge and develop new skills and/or allow them to practise recently acquired skills.
We believe children are better supported to learn and develop when using a holistic approach on their learning journey. This is why parents and families are encouraged to join in with their child’s learning by adding to their child’s portfolio, making suggestions, participating in surveys, coming to talk to the children about their occupation in a group experience and/or talking with Educators.
From these valuable observations, and in conjunction with the parents, the Educators set up meaningful experiences both indoors and outdoors to maximise the children’s learning.
The overall aim of our programs is to help your child in developing all areas necessary for success both now, when entering school and for later years in life.