Early Childhood Education PK-Y2

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乳交视频 College loves the uniqueness and energy of small children. We offer a personalised approach to learning in a safe and supportive environment at our Early Childhood Education campus. .

We weave an informal and flexible play-based learning approach designed to move a child through a developmental pathway towards literacy and numeracy. Throughout the journey, families remain our closest partners in this process.

Our program promotes the development of children who demonstrate the attributes of autonomy, curiosity, persistence, reasoning, problem-solving, responsibility, imagination and creativity.

Through Kindergarten towards Year 2 our children will transition from wondering about 鈥榳hat鈥 and 鈥榳hy鈥 towards learning 鈥榟ow鈥 to do things.

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Early Childhood Education – Nature Play

The Nature Play Initiative provides students at 乳交视频 College with natural, adventurous, and engaging play spaces. These enhance every aspect of their development and early learning. It encourages our children鈥檚 love of nature and learning. In doing so, this delivers benefits in health, cognitive, social and emotional development. It also builds resilience, creativity and environmental stewardship in our children.

Natural play spaces use a blend of natural areas, environmental features and plants. This engages and challenges children, while encourage them to learn about the natural world around them. Swings, slides and elements typically found in 鈥榩re-formed鈥 playgrounds are included, but natural play spaces focus on also offering 鈥榰nstructured鈥 activities for learning. Therefore, children are able to participate in spontaneous and imaginative play and problem-solving.

Some of the typical elements of a functional and effective nature play space include:

  • A nature zone (e.g. plants/trees and loose materials like pebbles).
  • Bark, rocks, nuts, sticks etc.
  • Sandpit and digging patch.
  • Water play.
  • Outdoor meeting spaces/cubby structures.
  • Equipment for loco motor development (e.g. balancing, swinging, sliding, climbing).
  • Music.

Early Learning Ideas Lab

The Ideas Lab at 乳交视频 College is the latest edition to our teaching and learning landscape. Designed to inspire our early learning students from Pre-Kindy to Year 2, the Ideas Lab comes from the concept of a 鈥楳akerspace鈥. Moreover, this is a place for children to explore, create and work collaboratively together.

It is a community centre with tools that combine equipment, community and education for the purpose of enabling students to design, prototype and create. 乳交视频 College aspires to grow creative lifelong thinkers.

Therefore, it is not about the teachers having the right methodology to generate an answer, it is about setting tasks where there can be multiple pathways to a finishing point. The Ideas Lab is a tangible resource for students to explore these paths for themselves.

Before School / After School / Holiday Care Program

乳交视频 College in partnership with Mercy Care, offers before school, after school and holiday care. The program is available daily at the Early Childhood Centre, 49 Peebles Road, Floreat for 乳交视频 College students. The service is available for children in Kindy (if they have turned 4 and there is a vacancy) to Year 6. Children in Years 3-6 are transported to and from the Upper Primary Campus each morning and afternoon.

Academic Enrichment – SHINE Program

We believe that all students are entitled to an education that will enable them to develop their full potential. This potential comes in many different forms be that intellectual, physical, creative, emotional, or social.

乳交视频 College is committed to providing a challenging curriculum for all its students. In addition, we provide opportunities and support for students identified as gifted and talented. Our SHINE Program for students in Pre Primary to Year 10 delivers educational experiences of an appropriate depth and breadth for students identified as having exceptional academic ability.

The SHINE program is designed to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum for students to develop their aptitudes and talents. In the SHINE program students are encouraged to solve, hypothesise, investigate problems, concepts, or topics. They are also encouraged to navigate their own learning. The purpose of this program is to enrich student鈥檚 learning.

The program is designed with the College鈥檚 four pedagogical principles in mind:

  • Students are CHALLENGED to engage in critical and creative thinking tasks
  • Students are guided through COLLABORATIVE approaches to learning with like-minded peers
  • Students CREATE solutions and prototypes to demonstrate their learning and
  • The College and students CELEBRATE students鈥 efforts, learning and growth

SHINE at Marian

Students in Pre Primary to Year 2 participate in a range of learning experiences including STEM investigations, design thinking processes, philosophical discussion and extension and enrichment of their classroom learning.

Program Selection

Students are invited into the various SHINE program levels using a multi-faceted identification process. This includes both subjective and objective tests and reports. Student鈥檚 progress, suitability, and readiness for the various stages of the programs is reviewed regularly.

Early Learning Library

The Early Childhood Education Library is a place where all students are made to feel welcome and are encouraged to grow and learn. The students and teachers love and value their library. Furthermore, it is used daily to acquire knowledge and discover literature to read for enjoyment. The library is a safe haven for all students to think, create and share their ideas. Most importantly, it is a hub of learning and a favourite spot to discover new information, to celebrate books and to engage collaboratively with their peers.

Library staff collaborate with classroom teachers to support student learning. In addition, they provide essential resources in all curriculum areas. During library lessons the students examine and respond to a range of texts and have the opportunity to select stories by their favourite authors and illustrators. Most importantly, the library contains and promotes the best quality children鈥檚 literature. This engages the students to develop a love of books and reading. Furthermore, essential research skills, using print information books and the World Book online encyclopaedia are also taught to students.

The Library is the heart of Early Childhood Education. It serves as a central space where parents and students are welcomed each morning and afternoon to read and to borrow books. Importantly, the library also provides information for parents who wish to borrow literature on various topics such as resilience, self-esteem, death or welcoming a new baby into the family.

Finally, the library staff are always available to assist parents if they require help or ideas regarding the books and resources they need.

Parent Engagement – SeeSaw

Early Childhood Education can be complex for families to understand. However, parents of primary school students can use SeeSaw to engage with their child鈥檚 learning experience. Teachers use SeeSaw to showcase the work of children and the class. Think of this as the mechanism to enlighten your understanding of your child鈥檚 education. No longer when you ask the question, 鈥渨hat did you do at school today鈥; will the answer 鈥渘othing鈥 suffice. SeeSaw displays images of your child鈥檚 work, assessments, tasks and more. Parents can therefore interact with this work and with the teachers.

Rhyme Time

Little Discoverer鈥檚 乳交视频 College Playgroup provides a child-focused environment. Children 0-3 years old and their parents can collaborate in a nurturing space. Sessions will promote learning opportunities through play, stories and rhyme, therefore developing children鈥檚 social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.

乳交视频 College provides the perfect setting to explore Early Childhood Education Centre. Our dedicated and professional staff are skilled in the education of our youngest students. In addition, they have the ability to use Little Discoverer鈥檚 as an opportunity to commence a learning journey that will see children become familiar with a school based environment, supporting their transition to their very first years of schooling. We look forward to welcoming new and existing families to our Playgroup and providing a further opportunity for families to be involved in 乳交视频 College鈥檚 dynamic and child-centred community. Finally, the Rhyme Time is free to access. To apply, .

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