About our program
At the Hamilton House Early Childhood Centre we are committed to providing individual developmental programs which highlight the care, education, interest and health of young children. Our program incorporates the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG), emergent curriculum, interest based programming style and Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Our children learn in an environment of warmth, encouragement, respect for and consideration of others.
The growth and development of each child is watched with care in our Centre. Guidance and support provided through our programming attempts to foster the total development of the child. Regular group meetings are held to discuss the program, and/or the observations of your children carried out by the staff. The reason for the daily observation is to ensure that the staff are providing activities that are appropriate to the development level of your child, and catering for your child’s interest.
We believe that children learn through play: we believe it is the experience the child has whilst engaging in play that is the important factor in promoting development. The product of these learning experiences is of secondary importance; it is the process, that provides the learning. The equipment is a tool to enable the child to explore this valuable learning process.
In each program you will find that there is a predictable routine to the day which provides the children with a sense of security. You will also find that certain materials are always available for children to choose and equipment for imaginative play. In addition to these set materials of the day, there are intentional teaching experiences planned to challenge and stimulate your child in becoming an effective learner. Although what is offered in equipment is the same or very similar across groups, what the children do with it is changing as they develop and acquire new knowledge and skills.
As early childhood professionals, the educators implement programs which provide a rich and integrated range of experiences that enhance the children’s learning and development. These experiences cover the following outcomes and development areas:
Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes
Children have a strong sense of identity
Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children have a strong sense of well being
Children are confident and involved learners
Children are effective communicators
Qld Kindergarten Learning and Development Areas
Our main aim is to guide your child in becoming an effective learner and to assist them in developing all skills necessary for success now and in the future.