Learning at Woden Early Childhood Centre
We at Woden Early
Childhood Centre believe that forming strong
partnerships with families is vital in making child care a successful
and rewarding experience for children, families and staff.
Each room has an
extra staff member above ratio - to cover breaks and
allow the opportunity for staff to spend time working on planning to
meet the needs of individual children. Staff are able to
the programming room to take time out and record observations
plan for each child's needs. Planned experiences are
the program for the coming week.
Our Centre prides
itself on its style of of communicating with
families. We have a journal in each room where
the children's day using digital photos and written
evaluation. Our journal reflects the
program and the
children's responses to it. Journaling allows us to
special spontaneous moments with our families whilst involving the
children at the same time. The journal is available
each day to
families who are also invited to include their feedback in the parent
voice section. Looking back through our journals is
families and staff as we reflect on the growing interests and skills of
Each child's learning is recorded in their own special book called a portfolio. The portfolio is made up of information from the centre and from home. Staff record children's learning through writing observations or learning stories. Learning stories are letters to the child or parent sharing a special learning moment, recording the learning thats taking place and also suggesting what we will offer to extend the learning. The Centre has a goal that each child will have at a minimum 3 learning stories or observations, a selection of artwork (as appropriate to age) and other photos included in their portfolio within the school term.
Portfolios are sent home at the end of school term for parent review and addition. Parents may wish to include stories from home, birthday celebrations or holiday events. Staff greatly appreciate this information and feedback. As the Portfolio is filled up, or the child leaves the Centre, it is given to the family as a record of their time with us.
The Centre has two music specialists visiting the Centre weekly, during school term. They working with different groups of children (babies not included).
There is no extra cost for the music programs.
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