At Back to Basics Early Learning Centre we understand children begin their learning journey from the moment they are born and the first eight years of a child’s life is considered fundamental in establishing core values, sense of identity, and self-worth. We believe parents and families are the first educator and our role as Educators, is to facilitate a collaborative and supportive approach throughout your child’s developmental and learning journey.
Our aim is to provide children with a high quality early childhood education so as to give them the best chance to develop to their fullest potential in these formative years. Our programs are designed to stimulate physical, intellectual, social and emotional development and have a strong emphasis on learning through play.
Our educational philosophies are under-pinned by the widely respected Reggio Emelia approach to learning, which supports enquiry and play-based learning experiences in natural and responsive environments. Our programs are emergent in nature and, through reflective practices, are guided by the children’s interests and needs.
We cater for children’s individual abilities, interests and needs. Our program offers experiences to increase children’s awareness and appreciation of different cultures and to foster pride in the cultural heritage of both themselves and others.
The Reggio Emelia approach to teaching young children, puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the centre of its philosophy. Early childhood programs that have successfully adapted to this educational philosophy, share that they are attracted to Reggio because of the way it views and respects the child.
Parents are a vital component to the Reggio Emelia philosophy. Parents are viewed as partners, collaborators and advocates for their children. Educators respect parents as each child’s first educator and involve parents in every aspect of the curriculum. The Educator is considered a co-learner and collaborator with the child and not just an instructor.
Under the guided wing of our Early Childhood Teacher, the kinder group develop their independence, self-help, social and academic skills in a structured and supportive environment. Our innovative and emergent programs allow the children to contribute to the development of the curriculum, which is guided by individual and group interests. In support of the learning outcomes we seek for every child, the kinder group also participate in many intentional teaching experiences throughout the year, such as water safety, road safety, school readiness, literacy and numeracy projects, cooking, pet awareness responsibility, health and hygiene, and many more.
At Back to Basics Early Learning Centre your child’s development, routines and daily activities are recorded for you to enjoy and share. As part of our daily practices, we record information and observations that are designed to not only keep you informed, but to further extend on your child’s abilities, interests and strength.
Regular documented learning is provided in the form of: Daily Communication Book, Daily Reflection, Group & Individual Learning Stories, Developmental Portfolios, Group/Wall Displays and Parent and Education interviews.