“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship”- James Comer.
Our concept of “Connection to Others” relates to the “Belonging” aspect of the Early Years Learning Framework. When children feel a sense of belonging within their families, their peer group and their communities, they can be emotionally strong, self-assured, and able to deal with life’s challenges. This creates an important foundation for their learning and development.
Our programs enhance children’s connection to others by putting relationships at the forefront of everything that we do. We understand that before learning can occur, children need to have developed a trusting, secure relationship with their Educators.
Friendships become increasingly important to children from the age of three years, but can be confusing and challenging to navigate at times. We help children to strengthen their friendships by stepping them through “restorative chat” when conflicts occur. This teaches children the power of peaceful communication.
Our programs reflect the importance of our Indigenous history and introduces the concepts of multiculturalism, anti-bias and social justice in age appropriate ways. To encourage this we connect with our wider community by participating in a number of different projects throughout the year.