Learning Goals

In relation to families

To educate families in all areas of child development
To encourage family involvement
To support the family in child nurturing
To provide information about support agencies within the community for families with additional needs
To develop good relationships through open and honest communication and to implement effective communication strategies between the centre and families, to ensure all families needs are met on an individual basis and there is a mutual respect between staff and families.
To encourage mutual sharing of culture, skills and information with families
In relation to children
To provide a stimulating environment that meets the needs of each individual child to promote growth and development
To facilitate children’s learning about our community
To foster the ability to follow an activity through to it’s conclusion
To develop matching, sorting and comparing skills
To encourage children’s cognitive development through guessing, estimating and predicting
To foster the understanding that words have meaning
To develop negotiation and conflict resolution skills
To develop children’s spatial awareness
To enhance the understanding mathematical concepts of less, more volume and measurement
To encourage children to develop at their own pace
To develop a sense of self confidence and encourage children to take risks and experience failure as well as success
To display feelings for others and empower him/her to express personal feelings to others
To provide a play based learning environment which emphasises fun and promotes self esteem
To develop a sense of responsibility when caring for personal belongings
To develop and encourage the child to make choices and take responsibility
To develop problem solving skills
To develop curiosity in a world around the child
To develop life skills through cooking and self help experiences
To develop understanding of concepts of literacy and numeracy
To develop a positive attitude towards books and reading
To develop physical skills in all areas of gross and fine motor development and eye hand co-ordination
To develop tactile awareness through sensory experiences
To develop empathy for the feelings of others
To develop a positive self image
To enhance their musical awareness through song, dance and movement
To recognise Australia’s heritage and the customs of other cultures

In relation to staff

To ensure that staff have a natural gift with children and are committed to providing a high quality service
To ensure that staff receive ongoing training and support to further their knowledge within the field of childcare
To develop positive and effective communication amongst team member within the centre
To provide an environment where all staff display a happy and inviting manner
To provide support for continuing development of skills and knowledge in early childhood
In relation to the community
To advocate on behalf of all children within the community and professionally portray the importance of the childcare role in today’s’ society and establish an on going network and to provide the community with a standard of quality care.