Donvale Early Learning Centre offers a unique program across six different rooms, to allow your child to gradually progress and develop their learning as appropriate. All our curriculum is guided by The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards.Belonging, Being and Becoming - EYLF
This framework draws on conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in children’s learning and development. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognizes the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.
The EYLF conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning and it communicates these through the following five Learning Outcomes:
Physical Development is promoted by providing challenging activities, games, music and movement sessions. Children practice skills such as balance, flexibility, skipping, crawling, eye-hand co-ordination, rolling, walking, and much more.
Educators play a pivotal part in develop children’s social and emotional development. Educators role model acceptable behaviour, and promote the children's self-esteem by respecting their choices and acknowledging their efforts. Children are encouraged to share and cooperate with each other.
A range of art and craft activities allows creative expression. Singing, chanting, rhymes and stories are used to support language development. A child's home language is encouraged and supported. External agencies can be used to assist children with English as a second language.