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.
Early Years Learning Framework
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.
The practices considered are:
- Adopting holistic approaches
- Being responsive to children
- Planning and implementing learning through play
- Intentional Teaching
- Creating Physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning
- Valuing the cultural and social contexts of children and their families
- Providing for continuity in experiences and enabling children to have successful transition
- Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to support children in achieving learning outcomes.