At the heart of our preschool is an appreciation of good relationships. We value relationships with children, with families and with each other. We also recognise children as being successful, competent and capable learners.
Our centre fully embraces the National Early Years Learning Framework, and the teaching outcomes, practices and principles within this framework. We are also guided by the standards of the National Quality Framework.
Corowa Preschool understands the importance of treating children, staff, parents, committee members and visitors with respect and encouragement and the importance of being given opportunities to grow. We acknowledge that reflection is required for growth.
The rights of the child are paramount. We value equity, diversity and inclusiveness. Families are also valued. Best outcomes can only be achieved when Educators and families work together. Educators honour the histories, cultures, languages, traditions, child rearing practices and life-style choices of families.
At Corowa Preschool, we want children and families to experience a sense of belonging. We want all of our preschool family to feel a sense of connectedness and a strong sense of self that comes with being a valued group member. Relationships are important and will be the vehicle for development and learning that takes place through participation in everyday life.
Our preschool also recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. We want them to experience life’s joys, to enjoy being a child. We want children to feel positive, to regulate themselves and to experience strong relationships. We also want them to be resilient. These skills are important skills for life as pre-schoolers and beyond.
We want to equip children with skills for now and into the future. We want to assist in making children positive people, who will become active participants in society.
Corowa Preschool celebrates belonging and builds life skills. We need input from families to make our philosophy come to life. We urge our families to be part of the adventure – to experience the belonging, enjoy the being and look forward to the becoming. Together we can make a difference.
We know that ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’ is important to our families and our children. How do we know? We ask them for their input every year.
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.