St Mary MacKillop
Early Learning Centres

Goals

  • To recognize and meet the needs of the children and families in our care.
  • To provide a warm and caring environment that values and respects each child’s unique characteristics and capabilities.
  • To ensure that each child feels safe, secure and happy.
  • To provide flexible, child-centered programs which promote each child’s physical, social and emotional, intellectual, language and creative development.
  • To provide a balance of learning experiences that are appropriate to the changing needs, interests and abilities of each child who develops at his / her own pace.
  • To provide programs that are based on ongoing observations of children and which are continually evaluated to determine whether they are supporting children’s individual needs and interests.
  • To enable children to explore, experiment and take risks in an environment that is both challenging and supportive, promoting problem-solving abilities and personal autonomy.
  • To provide a setting in which all cultural backgrounds and beliefs are respected and valued.
  • To assist children in the development of social skills needed to form positive relationships with other children and adults.
  • To form partnerships between educators and parents that are based on trust, sharing and respect for each other.