The Education Programs at Living Faith focus on a play-based curriculum as a foundation for learning. We believe that an environment that supports learning through play provides opportunities for children to learn as they discover, explore, problem solve, construct, imagine, and build meaningful relationships.
Programming is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The EYLF describes childhood as a time of belonging, being, becoming.
- Belonging: is the basis from which children have a sense of belonging built from the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
- Being: is about the importance of childhood and the living in the here and now.
- Becoming: is about the learning and development that young children experience in the early years. Children begin to develop a sense of identity during these early years.
A Government Approved Kindergarten program operates in our 4-5yr room and is based on the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG) The guidelines is the curriculum that assists and supports Kindergarten teachers' practices and strategies in an early childhood setting.
Learning is promoted through emergent, child-initiated and intentional teaching experiences and interactions. Educators value and build upon children's strengths, skills and knowledge and provide open-ended experiences where children are given time, space and materials to express their own ideas and thinking. Children are empowered to accept appropriate responsibility for their own actions and learning.
Programs are responsive and inclusive and value, acknowledge and build on diversity, encouraging respect for others. Educators build professional relationships with families and community members to enhance and enrich the program and support children's learning.
Living Faith Early Learning Centre provides a caring and supportive environment where children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. We seek to build a strong foundation for future learning.
More information on the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines can be found on our links page.