Baulkham Hills Preschool Kindergarten’s indoor and outdoor learning environments are engaging and responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths, culture and abilities. We connect with each child’s potential, creativity and uniqueness.
Well-qualified and experienced early childhood teachers and educators provide a rich and dynamic learning program with a comprehensive and varied curriculum. Our program is based on the philosophy that play is the best context for learning. Through play, young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create.
Our varied and balanced preschool program recognises that children learn through many experiences, activities and opportunities throughout each day. This includes play, transitions, group-times, conversations, interactions, mealtimes, as well as relaxation and routine times. Flexible programs are organised in ways that maximise opportunities for children’s learning. Our school readiness and transition programs are embedded into everyday practices.
Play is one of the key foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This Framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. This Australian National Framework is implemented at our preschool and is the approved learning framework informing the development of our curriculum that enhances each child’s learning and development.
The EYLF describes childhood as a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming. In summary this means:
– is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
– is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just “be” – time to play, try new things and have fun.
– is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.
Each child’s learning and development is assessed as part of an ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluation.