A day in the life of UWA Child Care Services
Early Learning Centre
- A welcoming, calm and aesthetically pleasing setting enables all users of the centre to feel a sense of belonging.
- In line with the Early Years Learning Framework, all children are supported in developing knowledgeable and confident self identities.
- Each child's creativity is encouraged through a range of art experiences, using natural and recycled materials where possible.
- Building secure, respectful relationships with each child and family is paramount.
- From a young age, our children are immersed in hands-on learning through their senses of touch, sight, smell, taste and sound.
- Literacy and numeracy are part of everyday learning, and we encourage the children to resource their own understandings through play.
- Meal times are an opportunity for social learning and trying new healthy foods in a relaxed environment.
- The outdoor play areas are well designed for interaction and exploration.
- Skilled and dedicated early childhood educators form genuine and meaningful relationships with each child.
- The most successful curriculum approaches are child-focused and supported by ongoing learning and reflection.
- The formative years of a child’s life are a critical window of opportunity for children to learn, interact, explore, create, wonder, express, interpret and so much more.
- "From birth onwards, children explore their world in an attempt to make sense of the things around them. What children learn by age five will often predict the success, or otherwise, of their lifelong education.” (Faulkner & Howitt, 2012).
- Lifelong friendships and memories are made here.
- Educators and children work together, scaffolding and encouraging each other's learning journeys.
- Reusing and repurposing materials is an important aspect of our sustainability focus.