At Willaura & District Kindergarten we know that each child is strong, capable and a powerful learner. Our program is designed around this understanding and aims to nurture each child’s innate intelligence and build upon their existing knowledge, culture and understandings.
We provide a nurturing, warm and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to explore, inquire, investigate, discover, experiment and most of all develop a sense of belonging as they discover all they amazing things they are capable of. The emergent curriculum develops as children’s interests, thoughts, ideas and feelings begin to emerge. Staff work with the children to provide them with the necessary tools and equipment for them to explore and bring to life their ideas and new concepts. The program is flexible and staff use intentional teaching strategies designed to extend children’s thinking, question their understandings and further develop new concepts.
Relationships with our families are extremely important and parents are welcome and encouraged to become involved in our program. We value your knowledge and expertise as an integral part of our program. It is through the sharing of your skills, understandings and knowledge that we are able to build and develop a high quality program for your child and gain the best possible learning outcomes for each individual.
During the year all observations are sent home to families and there is a space for you to comment and share information with us. These observations are then returned to the kindergarten and recorded into your child’s portfolio. There is also an area on our plan for parents to add ideas, thoughts and or share something special that has happened at home. This is then incorporated into our curriculum through activities, discussions and observation.