The day consists of free selection of resources and focuses on play in both the indoor and outdoor learning environment.
Group sessions occur at varying intervals during the day, emphasising language development and experience with stories and music and movement.
We recognise that every child is an individual. We aim to enable each child to develop at his/her own pace throughout the year. Your child’s curiosity, enthusiasm and love of learning will continually be encouraged by staff.
As teachers and children engage in inquiry together, children are learning to observe, ask questions, reflect on their actions, and engage in meaningful and self-directed activity. To make sure we nurture and develop our future generations of thinkers, play is an essential component of a quality early childhood educational experience.
PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT FOR BOONDALL KINDERGARTEN
We believe that children are competent and capable learners.
They come to our kindy with prior knowledge, understandings and experience therefore we recognise each child as an individual.
We recognise that families, the extended family and the community are the most important influence on the child because they provide the context for children’s growth and development including the development of beliefs, values, knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Our kindy believes that the year prior to school entry is a fundamental time for establishing foundations for a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
The role of the educator is to provide a program and environment that caters for the children’s rights to play, their right to their culture/languages and their right to be active participants in the curriculum.
We have a commitment to a sustainable future and encourage and model responsibility in the natural and built environment.
Learning is meant to be fun and play is the fundamental medium for children’s learning. When children play they approach experiences with interest, ownership, empowerment and possibility. As educators we play an important and significant role in valuing and supporting children’s play. We provide opportunities for children to explore and communicate through a range of media and technology.
Through the implementation of the Qld Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and the Early Years Learning Framework, we invite children and adults on a journey. This journey requires a commitment to potentials, possibilities, aspirations and inspirations from all stakeholders.