Our Early Learning
At Tiny Treasures Early Learning Centre, our curriculum is based on the children's interest and their strengths guided by our educators. Educators will work in conjunction with families to provide learning experiences that are relevant to each child and tailored to their specific needs. A child’s home language, culture and religious practices will be accepted and included in the program.
From this, educators will assess the child’s needs and plan ways to meet these needs. We evaluate this program every week in order to make sure we stay on target and help each child to reach their full potential. The emergent weekly programming will be displayed in the room it takes place in. We welcome any suggestions and are happy to answer questions from family members at any time.
Emergent weekly mapping is a form of documenting children’s interests, ideas and acting on spontaneous happenings within the room. It is an accurate record of the daily activities that took place within the room on the day.
Having each day recorded will enable to show how the experiences and activities implemented have evolved. Activities can be linked between days and over the week to see how activities lead from one experience to the next.
Emergent programming requires educators within the room to support each other in documenting and recording the children involved in activities that takes place within the group. Reflecting on all aspects of the day gives information on children’s learning experiences, identify patterns in child’s play, interest, behaviour they may be exploring, social relationships and interactions and discuss each child’s development and capabilities within the day.
Our Service is committed to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
Early Years Learning Framework is part of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) reform agenda for early childhood education and care and is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. It underpins universal access to early childhood education and will be incorporated in the National Quality Standard in order to ensure delivery of nationally consistent and quality early childhood education across sectors and jurisdictions.
The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The Framework has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Framework also recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.