At Macgregor Preschool our teachers are fully qualified with an Early Childhood degree. They use nationally recognised documents to ensure they develop and provide quality programs for all. They believe their role as educators is to respond to children's ideas and play and use intentional teaching to scaffold and extend each child's learning. As well as this learning through play they also explicitly teach Literacy and Numeracy, Spanish, Indigenous culture, Environmental and Physical Education, The Arts and Science and Technology.
The national Early Years Learning Framework has been developed for children from birth to five years to ensure all children receive quality education programs in their early childhood setting. This is a vital time for them to learn and develop. The Framework's vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.
Our teachers use the Framework in partnership with families, children's first and most influential educators, to develop learning programs responsive to children's ideas, interests, strengths and abilities, and recognise that children learn through play.
The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming.
- Belonging is the basis for living a fulfilling life. Children feel they belong because of the relationships they have with their family, community, culture and place.
- Being is about living here and now. Childhood is a special time in life and children need time to just 'be'—time to play, try new things and have fun.
- Becoming is about the learning and development that young children experience. Children start to form their sense of identity from an early age, which shapes the type of adult they will become.