At Corowa Preschool our foundation belief is education through relationships.
We place a high value on developing good relationships with the children in our care ensuring that through our relationships they feel like they belong to our service. We aim to uphold the rights of the child and meet their individual needs in a positive, relaxed and fun environment that fosters their development. As we play together we learn how to teach them as individuals through play experiences and by direct instruction, using the National Early Years Learning Framework to gauge and support their holistic learning. Our aim, through written and photographic observations, setting goals with the families and conversation with the families is to develop each child to their best potential. We place high value on developing life skills, to enable our children to be capable and independent learners, and to develop a love of learning in our children that will continue beyond their preschool education.
The relationship that we develop with our families begins from the first day that they enter our service. We partner with our families to provide the best possible learning experiences for their children. Through the Kindyhub application we offer constant two-way communication, telling them about their child’s experiences that day, providing photos and inviting family involvement. We endeavour to embrace the social, cultural and spiritual diversity of our families and involve them in the teaching process. Our service is overseen by a committee of preschool parents, enabling the needs of families to be raised and met from the highest level of our service.
Our local community is important to us and to the lives of the children as they discover that they are a part of a larger community than their immediate family. We celebrate being part of our local community by participating in community events, by visiting local businesses, parks and services, by learning about the history of our community and giving back to the community where we can.
At Corowa Preschool we understand that the children learn how to form relationships by observing us. We aim to communicate clearly, help one another and show respect to one another as staff members. We use reflection practices to enable growth and development of our service. As all of our families are unique, so are our staff and we use this in our preschool teaching to create a rich and creative learning environment.
EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK (EYLF) OUTCOMES:
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity,
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world,
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing,
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators.