We base our curriculum around the FIVE learning outcomes. All five learning outcomes ensure all children are receiving and willingly participating in a learning system that meets all individual children’s interests, beliefs and cultural attributes and ensures children are connecting in an integrated manner within their environment. These are as follows:
1. Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
4. Children are confident and involved learners
5. Children are effective communicators
We understand that children are individual learners who have so much to offer to their world and who learn in many different manners.
We have developed a program that focuses on the need to get children ready for the next stages in their lives, remembering that children’s learning is ongoing. We ensure that children are involved in mathematical and language experiences. We incorporate numeracy and literacy continuously into the program in a manner in which the children willingly get involved and work towards getting ready for bigger things to come. Our program also caters for positive social skills to be recognised, cultural awareness and the belief that each child is talented and has excellent and inspiring gifts to offer.
We aim to provide an environment which ensures that all children feel they are treated as an individual in our centre. Our parent’s inputs are much appreciated, and no parent, a carer and a child should feel like a number in our centre.
We encourage children to explore their world freely and engage in many learning experiences and activities that promote the importance of friendships and the building of relationships within their community. We believe children learn the most through their play as they gain independence, personal choice, and how to value their learning and friendships formed with continual guidance and support from their inspiring educators. Each individuals families’ beliefs and understanding and community support and include this continuously within our program as we believe children are most inspired by the recognition of others and feel most important when it relates to them. Happy Hours Preschool believes in continually providing an environment that encourages all and welcomes the many inspiring paths to learning.