The Katandra West Children’s Centre programs follow the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Early Years Learning Framework and the service meets all regulatory requirements.
As the program is play based, it is designed to develop the children’s social, language, physical, emotional and intellectual skills through play. It is done by providing a warm, safe, stimulating environment for the children and to assist them to make a smooth transition from home to the service and on to school. The educators work together to maintain and provide a high quality service and support as well as assist each other with professional development.
The service works with families to develop and maintain positive relationships, and share the experiences that shape children’s learning and development, fostering their confidence, a sense of belonging and a love of learning.
The children are included as active participants in the program planning process, challenging them to think and feel whilst encouraging their involvement.
Families, the community and the wider world are supported and respected by including appropriate learnings about different cultures in the program.
By working collaboratively with families, educators are able identify individual children’s strengths, needs and interests, and then integrate them into the program plan.
Educators ensure that their interactions with the children and their families are at all times ethical and of a consistently high quality. The experience of responsive, respectful interactions with others strengthens a child’s interest and skills as they become active participants in their community.