In Australia we have Universal Access – the aim of which is to have every 4 year old able to access a kindergarten program led by a university trained teacher, like we have at Ashgrove Memorial. There is a national framework called the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Queensland implementation of this for kindergarten-aged children called the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG). There is an alignment between the National Framework and the Queensland Guideline and our experienced staff use both to inform their planning and practice.
Each child is an individual and our planning reflects the needs, skills and interests of each child and the whole group.
5 Learning outcomes underpin our Planning Cycles across all our groups
Curriculum Information for Families
The QKLG provides advice for planning, documenting and assessing children’s learning and development, sharing information with parents/carers and schools (with consent through transition statements and conversations).
The QKLG provides a continua of learning and development in
Is the process of gathering and analysing information as evidence of how children feel, what they know, can do and understand. Knowing each child well is vital, so an excellent understanding of child development is used for planning and assessment purposes.
At kindy, spilling the paint is not an interruption to the program but an important part of it. How the staff respond to this experience can empower the child and instill in them self-confidence, a sense of resilience, purposefulness, assertiveness, and a sense of themselves as a competent and capable individual.