Approved Queensland Kindergarten Provider
The YMCA Childcare and Kindergarten is an approved Queensland Government approved kindergarten program provider. The Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines provide a clear pathway beginning with what children already know and can do, building on this in your child’s kindergarten year and connecting it to their future learning when they transition to the Prep year.
QLD Kindergarten Learning
Early Years Learning Framework: (www.education.gov.au/early-years-learning-framework-0)
Early Years Learning Framework
The aim of the Early Years Learning Framework is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. The framework draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development.
The Framework forms the foundation for ensuring that children experience quality teaching and learning. It has an emphasis on age appropriate pedagogies.
The Learning Outcomes for Children are:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learning
- Children are confident and involved learners
Belonging, Being & Becoming
In terms of personal enrichment, our teachers work to strengthen children’s senses of ‘belonging’, ‘being’ and ‘becoming’ through:
- Sound decision-making
- Holistic learning and development
- Respectful relationships
- Promotion of well-being
- Clear focus
- Supporting additional needs