PHILOSOPHY AND AIMS
“Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I’ll remember, involve me and I’ll learn” – Benjamin Franklin
Roles of early childhood professionals- Staff employed at KIDZ ON THE AVENUE shall be committed to providing a nurturing, supportive and positive environment for all involved in the early learning service. We are committed to providing an environment where children can learn to be independent and supporting them to reach their full potential at their own pace. Children need to “feel a sense of belonging, see themselves as being valuable members of the community, see themselves as unique and powerful human beings, learn that working together is a good way of generating new ideas, making progress, being creative and solving problems.” (NSW Curriculum Framework). An educational program that is individually catered to each child is key in allowing us to provide the highest quality care and learning.
Learning Programme – KIDZ ON THE AVENUE have incorporated the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework for all Centre practices, methods, and approaches to educating children and managing the Centre. Using learning outcomes and critical reflections ensure that children’s development and progress goals are aligned with the new National Framework. It allows us to create experiences and opportunities for development that are wholesome, enriched and include the many facets of child development, including; the children’s sense of community value, understanding of reciprocity, fairness, equality and respect for cultural diversity.
Family And Children – Staff are dedicated and actively involved in building strong partnership with parents, working together on the ongoing care, nurturing and education of their children. Active involvement by parents is encouraged to allow transition from home to KIDZ ON THE AVENUE to be as smooth as possible. Staff and parents shall keep each other informed of the children’s progress through various communication processes.
Partnership With Community- All involved with KIDZ ON THE AVENUE are respected as individuals, regardless of their cultural background, gender, beliefs, and attitudes. All parties’ individual efforts and skills are recognised and appreciated. We at Kidz on the Avenue will endeavour to promote sustainable living. We strive to create a learning community built on respect and understanding.
Communication- Teamwork is a top priority as staff work together to support each other and fulfil a variety of tasks. Open communication from children is encouraged so that staff may gain a variety of perspectives and solve problems constructively. This demonstrates our commitment to ongoing education by staff.
Developed by Kidz on the Avenue Staff, Parents, Children and Management committee in February 2023.