Designed by our Early Childhood teacher using the assessment and planning cycle. The learning outcomes in our curriculum approach align with both The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG).
Using observations of the children while they are learning as well as the children’s own, family and staff goals for each child, we plan appropriate learning intentions and activities for individual, small and group activities.
Our educators’ partner with all children and families to create caring and vibrant learning communities. Our curriculum has an anti-bias focus, which promotes inclusion, equity, respect, individual empowerment, and diversity. Our focus is to honour the child’s rights to play, learn and have fun to develop a love of their own learning journey.
St Alban’s Wilston Early Childhood Centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands where the centre now stands, we pay respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Wilston community.
The overarching purpose of our Angel Early Learning Centre, is to provide high quality education and care for children. Behind this, sits recognition of children as co-participants in their care, their community and their educational endeavours.
Our centre acknowledges and respects family in all its forms as the foundation upon which each child is centred and recognises the role parents, educators and community play as shared participants in each child’s journey. We provide an atmosphere where each child is encouraged to recognise and develop their individuality in a safe, supportive, supervised environment. Families are encouraged to share their culture, language and home experiences with the Centre. Our emphasis is on partnership with families and the greater community. Families are encouraged to participate in the Centre program and share in decision making. We believe that families are the children’s first teacher and we strive to ensure a close home/centre relationship through active participation and frequent conversations.
As educators we are champions and advocates for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and we endeavour to ensure our actions and intentions safeguard each child’s right to:
• Respect with the best interests of the child as the primary consideration
• Survival and development
• Express their views freely on all matters affecting them
• Enjoy all the rights of the CRC without discrimination of any kind
Our service is a child safe environment that celebrates and supports the holistic child by providing environments and experiences that promote for peace, gratitude and balance across all aspects of human development and educational success. We have comprehensive Child Protection policies and practices that assist staff and families to support children.
Within St Alban’s Wilston Early Childhood Centre, the educators acknowledge early childhood research and theory as the cornerstone upon which critical reflection is used. This informs assessment, planning and understanding of children’s learning and development.
Our centre looks outward and acknowledges the unique cultures, norms and mores of the community in which the children are located. We recognise the importance of strong, healthy communities as sustaining good outcomes across the life span. We also aim to embed sustainability principles and practices across the service operations and pedagogy.