The curriculum at Blackwood Street Child Centre ensures children from birth to school age are involved in an educational program that is stimulating, engaging and enhances children’s learning and development.
The curriculum recognises the significance of early childhood programs for children, and the diversity, experiences and relationships that shape children’s lives.
The curriculum invites educators to view children as capable learners who bring knowledge and experiences into the centre by building on prior learning and providing opportunities to learn through play. Also, it is recognised that the curriculum highlights the important role that educators play as they work with children and families in making curriculum decisions using the early learning areas by interacting, planning, monitoring, assessing and reflecting.
The curriculum is accountable to legislative requirements including:
Early learning areas are used to develop a balanced, integrated curriculum for young children. They also promote continuity and links with children’s learning and the early years learning framework. The learning areas include:
Children are able to develop success in learning when they can relate to personal experience. The individual child’s experience is paramount when planning experiences as their understanding of conversations is at the literal level. Therefore, children learn best through play where they can develop at their own rate through interactions with people and objects. This way they will gradually increase their successes by being given appropriate amounts of time to develop and understand their world around them.