Little Village Early Learning supports children and their families within the first five years to ensure the highest possible education, care and outcomes are met.
We truly believe that all children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives. We are guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework which was created to ensure all Australians become :
- Successful learners
- Confident and creative individuals
- Active and informed citizens
The Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. The five outcomes we are guided by are as follows:
- 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 learners
- Children are effective communicators
We understand that each and every child has a unique path to achieving these five outcomes and that children learn best when the curriculum reflects their individual knowledge, culture, strengths, needs, abilities and interests. Our program is based on key learning areas such as:
Culture & Community
Nature & Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Numeracy & Literacy
Science and Inquiry
Communication & Connection
We take a holistic and inclusive approach to caring for and educating our children and aim to develop each child’s understanding of the world in which they live by developing broad-based knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for lifelong learning.
Little Village provides opportunities for children to participate in extracurricular activities that support children’s interests through a wide variety of activities and experiences that may include:
At Little Village, our Queensland Government approved Kindergarten Program includes a variety of experiences that our highly qualified teachers and educators implement each day.
Additionally, we offer:
Events and incursions
Sustainability and gardening
Music and movement sessions
Group games and sporting sessions
ELLA program (Japanese)
Under the guidance of our Forest Leader, children can take part in our outdoor learning program. The benefits of nature play are well documented, helping to build physical skills, communication, problem-solving, risk learning and emotional regulation.
The Bush Kindy program aims to give children a sense of freedom, achievement and increased confidence while developing a connection with nature.
Through a balance of well-planned intentional teaching and opportunities to learn ‘in the moment’, we truly are offering the best foundation for life long learning.