When children play they are…
As early childhood educators we promise to protect and value your child’s play.
We implement the ‘Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline’ as our curriculum framework. Within our education program, we establish a warm, happy environment for your child where he/she is able to interact with other adults. There will be many activities which provide your child with the opportunity to learn through exploration, discovery and play, as this promotes learning at this stage of your child’s development.
Our curriculum prioritises play-based, child-initiated experiences.
Parents and Guardians are invited to discuss the activities and experiences provided as part of our learning programs and the goals to be achieved through our programs.
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline complements the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) while meeting all the requirements under the National Quality Framework. The EYLF has a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is the best vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development.
At Wynnum General Gordon, we recognise the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy), and social and emotional development. Educators plan experiences relating to these areas on a daily basis through emergent and planned learning experiences.
The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline supports Teacher Educators’ professional practice in early childhood settings. It is based on ELYF and describes the vision of children’s learning.
The curriculum is based on:
Recognising that knowing where and with whom you belong is integral to human existence.
Recognising and valuing the ‘here and now’ in children’s lives, and viewing childhood as a precious time of life – more than preparation for adulthood or for the future.
Recognising the rapid and significant learning and development that occurs in early years, and the capability and potential for all children.
Throughout the Kindergarten year, children’s right to experience the joy of childhood is fundamental and learning is promoted through play.
Wynnum General Gordon Exceeds Expectations
In October 2015, WGG received an ‘Exceeding’ rating result for National Quality Standard in Early Childhood Education
The kindergarten was acknowledged by the Queensland Government on its achievements in providing quality outcomes for children and effective partnerships with families.
The positive culture of leadership within the organisation and the ongoing cycle of planning and documenting the children’s progress were highlighted as being of an exceptional standard.
To learn more about the significance of this rating, follow the link to Queensland Government website.
Further information regarding the curriculum and educational guidelines can be found by following the below links: