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The Teachers at Rutherford Playtime Preschool are guided by Australia’s First National Early Years Learning Framework. The Council of Australian Governments has developed this framework to assist educators to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning. In this way, the early years Learning Framework will contribute to realising the council of Australia Governments’ vision that:

“ All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation”

Usingthis framework a great focus is placed on the importance of the children, assistance in developing the programming; developing ideas for the experiences/activities, taking part in the setting up of the experience and also evaluating it. The five Learning Outcomes for children from Birth to 5 years are discussed briefly below:

Outcome 1: Children have A Strong sense of identity

  • Children feel safe, secure, and supported
  • Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • Children Develop Knowledgeable and confident self identities
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome 2:Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.
  • Children respond to diversity with respect
  • Children become aware of fairness
  • Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Outcome 3:Children have A Strong Sense of wellbeing

  • Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
  • Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

Outcome 4:Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  • Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
  • Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
  • Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Outcome 5:Children are effective Communicators

  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
  • Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
  • Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
  • Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking

Documentation of the program:

In both rooms a written story of what programmed activities and child interactions had taken place throughout the day, this folder is on display in both rooms for parental viewing. Also a slide show presentation of the various activities and interactions are displayed on the lap top computer in each room.

Parent Input

At Rutherford playtime Preschool we encourage parents and caregivers to have an input on the children’s daily activities, whether it be joining in or sharing a special talent or skill you may have, if you have any cultural and or heritage experiences or items that you would like to share please advise your child’s teacher so we can arrange a time for this event.

Special Portfolio’s

All children who attend Rutherford playtime Preschool will be presented with a very special Portfolio, containing documentation of their artwork, creative thinking/expression, observations and special events. These are presented in early December, during a graduation ceremony.

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