Kids ELC Philosophy
Kids ELC is inspired by The Reggio Emilia philosophy where time is not set by the clock, but by the child’s needs and interests. Monday doesn’t mean paint day and our routines and learning experiences are flexible. There is sufficient time for a child to express, learn, explore, extend and revisit a given project. Each child is unique and the protagonist of their own growth. Children desire to acquire knowledge, have much capacity for curiosity and amazement and yearn to create relationships with others and communicate.
Kids ELC prides itself in offering beautiful learning environments with open ended resources that create endless learning possibilities. We believe that it is through play children develop the foundations for further learning which include exploration of their environment, who they are and where they fit within the world they belong. We view children through deep respect, seeing them as capable and confident learners active in their own learning journey. We offer uninterrupted opportunities for play to occur with the space, time and resources to develop into the many possibilities children can create, explore and define.
Kids ELC invests with loyalty and commitment in its educators through professional development. We believe that it is only through equipping our educators fully with the tools required, that they can in turn become successful in their roles and thus create the highest quality environments and programs for our children. We encourage a healthy balance of work/home balance and engage with the ‘FISH’ philosophy to encourage happy and productive working relationships and workplace.
Kids ELC recognise and respect the unique place of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands people, culture and language as this nation’s first people. We believe their unique perspectives should be embedded into the practice of educators, so the language and culture are accessible to all children. We recognise that this can only happen through the development of close and open relationships with the local Elders and community.
Kids ELC is committed to the principles and practices of the Early Years Learning Framework. The heart of our philosophy is the belief in the absolute importance of responsive and reciprocal relationships. Relationships of this nature grounded in mutual respect between all members of our service will create long supporting and loving learning environments, and a place where everyone can reach their full potential.