PLANNING AN EDUCATIONAL CHILDRENS PROGRAM
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Each age group at Tyabb Village will have their own educational program developed by your child’s team of Educators. The program is overseen by our Educational Leader, (Marieke).

The children’s program will provide activities and experiences, which are appropriate to the ages and developmental stages of the children. It is derived from our knowledge of many expert childrens developmental theories and guided by our nationally recognised framework, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

At Tyabb Village we believe that play is children’s work and
 that children learn through their play

Planning a children’s program means more than arranging a list of activities. Children’s programs are designed to provide a balance between the children’s needs for active and passive, indoor and outdoor play. Group and individual opportunities are offered to entice your child to discover, explore and learn in a safe and supported environment.
 
So how do we do it?
When programming, our early childhood educators will look at each child in a variety of contexts:
  • As an individual
  • As a member of a group
  • As a member of a family
  • As part of a community
  • As a part of their cultural background

The program will provide a variety of play based learning opportunities, that are underpinned by important “core” developmental areas, such as fine and gross motor, social and emotional, language and communication, thinking and problem solving (cognitive) and are based around the 5 Learning Outcomes from the VEYLDF , Identity, Contribution & Community, Wellbeing, Learning, Communication.

These linked together with the children’s interests and capabilities help to develop an “emergent curriculum”, which is displayed for you to view in the children’s room and in the reflections folder at the door of your child’s room
 
“Curriculum encompasses all the interactions, experiences, routines and events, planned and unplanned, that occur in an environment designed to foster children’s learning and development”
 
Children have a sense of Belonging, Being and Becoming.
At Tyabb Village we follow the 5 key principles of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).
  1. Secure respectful and reciprocal relationships
  2. Partnerships
  3. High expectations and equity
  4. Respect for diversity
  5. Ongoing learning and reflective practice
 
Through communication with the child’s family and their own interacts with the child, our educators will reflect and question.
They will consider:
  • The observations made of the child (children’s interactions and interests)
  • The learning occurring for the child (developmental areas and key principles)  
  • What they can do to extend the learning and interest for the child
  • The goals to be achieved for the child (chosen from the VEYLDF Outcomes)
 
Educators will use this information to plan and develop an educational program for the child.

QUESTION - PLAN - ACT - REFLECT

We are proud to be implementing a framework that recognises children’s capabilities and accepts children’s right to be an individual, have individual interests, have individual skills and individual thoughts.
  
Reference:
Victorian curriculum and assessment authority, VEYLDF 2016, published Department of Education and Training