Curriculum

The Menzies Director, Professor Alison Venn:

“The first few years of a child’s life lay the foundations for their future,” Professor Venn said.

“The early years have life-long impacts on education, health, job opportunities, and social inclusion.”

“…When children’s pathways through services are known and linked to child outcomes… [they] improve children’s health and wellbeing, education and care before they start full-time school.”

CareforKids Industry News – September 27 2016: University of Western Australia have partnered with researchers from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania.

Research has shown that $1 invested in quality early learning results in a return to society of $17.  The Mitchell Report – Quality Early Education for All  draws on findings from PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PWC) who modelled a range of impacts associated with increased access to quality early learning programs and found yield benefits in 2014 of up to $10.3 billion by 2050.

Excursions

The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) guides us to ensure your child’s progress through our babies, toddlers and preschool groups is linked to the learning outcomes found in the EYLF. This is reported on a daily, monthly and annual basis to the parents by means of emails and photos that are sent home daily and a beautiful annual portfolio of each child’s educational foundation years and resulting in school readiness.

What is EYLF?

Our programming follows the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), that focuses on “Belonging, Being, Becoming”.

The Early Years Learning Framework is an early childhood curriculum framework, which will guide early childhood educators in developing quality, early childhood education programs. The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years, as well as their transition to school. This will help ensure consistency in the delivery of learning programs around Australia.”
-mychild.gov.au

Eylf triangle
1 Identity
2 World
3 Wellbeing
4 Learner

5 Communicator