Our centre philosophy is to ensure that our programme covers all aspects of a child’s development, including the social, emotional, cognitive, creative, fine and gross motor and language.

What we aim to achieve….

It is very important for our daily program to encourage children to play co-operatively with one child initially and eventually a larger group. This encouragement must exist on many levels including verbalise themselves, to think, to problem solve, to question, to explain their thoughts, ideas and conceptual knowledge.

In looking at the physical side of things, we encourage the children to exercise and use their bodies physically by climbing, running, walking, jumping, bouncing, cycling etc. We encourage socially acceptable behaviour helping them prepare for attending kindergarten the following year.

What Does Your Daily Program Look Like?

  • Children are grouped to create a family like environment. Children between 3-6 years develop at various rates. At TLC Early Education and Care Centres, we allow them optimum opportunity to learn at their own pace, rather than their chronological age. A holistic approach to development and learning is adopted when planning specific objectives for learning for each child.
  • The learning activities are planned and presented in a sequential process appropriate to the individual development of the child. Encouragement, praise and positive reinforcement are techniques used to develop independence and concentration.
  • As part of the planning process, teachers make observations about each child and formulate learning objectives along with the family which will develop a new skill or knowledge and/or extend other skills at any one time. Depending on the child’s developmental stage, learning style and attendance pattern the objectives are reviewed regularly and may be redefined according to the child’s response to learning activities.
  • A variety of activities are planned throughout the day to meet the needs, skills and interests of the child. Interests will be catered for at the earliest convenience to extend the children’s play.
  • Children are encouraged to use all areas and aspects of the learning environment throughout each day.
  • Staff values the importance of books. Opportunities for the children to be read to will be provided at various times of the day ie: large group times, small group times and individually. Books help release and express emotions in socially acceptable ways, as well as allow children to use their imagination. Books aid in the reading and writing process required for ‘big school’
  • The activities planned for the programme are recorded, evaluated and displayed for parents in each of the learning environments.
  • Developmental records are maintained on each child for discussion with parents and to monitor each child’s development over a period of time. Each child’s development is discussed with staff informally as parents or staff feel is appropriate, in addition to a formal parent interview conducted throughout the year.
  • The Centre acknowledges and welcomes the many skills of parents and appreciates any contribution to the programme they may like to make, for example  cooking a national dish with the children, teaching them a dance from another cultural background, reading stories in other languages, doing craft or clay with the children, or a project with a group, playing an instrument.
  • Group times will be separated between schoolies and non-schoolies to assist in integrating the children attending kindergarten the following year. Both groups will be provided experiences which are age appropriate. Ie: learning numbers, colours, alphabet, their name, sequencing, opposites, shapes, road safety, general safety, stranger danger, developing sounds etc.
  • The use of TV/ DVD throughout the day is minimal and educational as an aid relevant to the programme. ie: Wiggles, Fairies dancing, Dora. TV/DVD’s are to be G rated. These may be on during the early morning and late afternoon as a quiet activity, however, other experiences are to offered as well ie: books, puzzles, blocks.

About

At TLC Early Education and Care Centres we understand the early childhood years are critical years that influence a child’s beliefs and values for the future. We provide children with the skills to foster positive relationships with themselves and with their community.

Contact

Tel: 02 9631 7496

Fax: 02 9896 3455

Email: info@tlceecc.com.au

Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday 7am-6pm

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