Little Heroes embraces the emergent curriculum and places it in practice when exploring what is relevant, interesting and personally meaningful to the children. An emergent curriculum is constantly evolving in response to children’s changing needs and interests, parental and community interests and concerns, and educators and Teachers priorities. Each of these key elements shapes the direction for future learning. Educators and Teachers incorporate flexibility in the curriculum to ensure that the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Kindergarten Program are met.
Little Heroes follows The Early Years Learning Framework Belonging, Being and Becoming as it defines the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
Little Heroes offers a kindergarten program which is delivered by a qualified Teacher for at least 15 hours a week, 42 weeks a year, for the year prior to Prep.
Going to Kindergarten will help your child learn early literacy and numeracy concepts, and develop communication skills to help their reading and writing.
Families may be eligible to claim a kindy fee subsidy for 40 weeks of the year if their child attends the program for more than 15 hours a week.
From the Little Heroes philosophy and mission statement as well as the Code of Ethics and the Early Years Framework there are Principles and Practices which form the basis of all educator’s personal pedagogies and practices. Whilst using the principles to underpin each educator’s individual theoretical practice, educator’s will also incorporate a range of early childhood pedagogical practices that promote children’s learning which reflect contemporary theories and research. Practices used to promote children’s learning are considered when designing and implementing developmental curriculum.