Our Toddler Room Educators are Miss Maddy, Miss Sokphany and Miss Tamaura. Miss Maddy and Miss Sokphany both hold Diploma’s in Early Childhood whilst Miss Tamaura holds a Cert 3 and is working towards her Diploma in Early Childhood. In our Toddler Room our educators strive to provide a welcoming environment for families and their children.
We like to work closely with our families to build a close relationship. We highly value parental input and respect families as their children’s primary educator. We are here to help provide support and guidance in your child’s education.
Our Daily program is built off three key elements in accordance to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the first Children’s Input. Our Toddler educators strongly believe in play-based learning. We observe the children’s current interest and build the program around what they are currently enjoying. This take’s place by observing what the child is interested in and setting up/providing an activity to foster their enjoyment and learning.
Play-based learning is described in the EYLF as ‘a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they actively engage with people, objects and representations’ (EYLF, 2009, p. 46).
The second element is Family Input much like children’s input we use the information our families have provided about what their child’s current interest are, or what skills they are working on developing at home, to help develop our daily program. The reason for this is stated above that we are here to assist families as the children’s primary educators.
The third element is Teacher Initiated between the age of 18 months and 2.5 years there is a lot of growth and development that occurs. We design our daily program individually around each child so that we can help each child achieve the developmental milestones that they are currently going through.