The curriculum we use at Kindamindi is based on the emergent curriculum. The curriculum is called ‘emergent’ because it evolves, diverging along new learning pathways as choices, connections and negotiations are made. It is always open to new possibilities that were not necessarily anticipated in the initial interacts and situations that allow for “teachable moments.”
It connects learning with experience, culture and prior learning. It is driven by the individuals and groups within a community of learners and responds to their interests, abilities, questions, ideas and concerns rather than focusing on a narrow, focus child or calendar topic. It is process rather than product driven. Throughout the year we will put together your child’s learning journal which outlines what your child has been learning and samples of their artwork. The learning journals are out to be viewed at all times.
We use the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and in our kindergarten room we use the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines (QKLG). Both of these promote Belonging, Being & Becoming.
All about children’s relationships with people and communities around them. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and wider community.
Allowing children to be children. It is about allowing children to engage in experiences that life has to offer and guiding them through everyday challenges.
Focuses on children’s growth and development in these early years. It is in these formative years in which children’s identities, knowledge, understanding, capacities, skills, development and relationships evolve.
EYLF - www.education.gov.au/early-years-learning-framework
QKLG - www.qsa.qld.edu.au
Belonging, Being & Becoming – www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/resource_themes