Your Children are in Great Hands
The team at Chapter 1 Early Learning believe that the early years of a child’s life are their most influential. It is within these years that a child develops the foundation skills and abilities that will carry them through life. Our Educators feel that by being attuned to children’s thoughts and feelings, this supports the development of a strong sense of well being. Our aim is to work closely with families to form a partnership, where Educators can develop learning programs responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through play. Fundamental to the EYLF is the view that children’s lives and childhood is a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming.
Importance of Play
At Chapter 1 Early Learning we acknowledge the importance of play in early childhood development. Play is very important, the most effective tool, and is central to a child’s learning and development. Play is non-threatening, spontaneous, and meaningful. Through play infants and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they communicate, discover, imagine and create. When children play they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. When children play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings.
This is why play is one of the foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework. By using this Framework Educators guide children’s play by carefully designing learning activities and stimulating Indoor and Outdoor learning environments. We also acknowledge that each child is unique and therefore will progress at their own pace. The EYLF is a key component of the National Quality Framework, which has been developed by Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to assist Educators to provide young children throughout Australia in their early years, opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for success in the future.