At Enfield Folland Park Kindergarten (EFPK) we believe that early childhood is a period of momentous significance where children’s experiences, environments and relationships significantly impact on brain development. Loving and secure relationships with parents, family, care providers and educators are critical for children’s wellbeing, social and emotional development and enable children to develop a strong sense of self, and deep, loving and secure relationships into adulthood. Building strong and secure relationships is a key focus at EFPK, as we endeavour to partner parents in developing positive dispositions ( e.g. autonomy, responsibility, interdependence, optimism, and resilience) for learning in each and every child.
As early childhood educators we believe it is our responsibility to provide children with the best quality care and education, based on current research. At EFPK we are inspired by our natural surroundings of Folland Park which connects beautifully with Nature Play and the educational philosophies of Reggio Emilia. We value each child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Our aim is to provide a play based preschool curriculum that offers multiple opportunities for children to express their interests, transferring the learning from one context to another and inspiring deep curiosity. This not only drives future learning focuses but also reflects our high expectations for children’s individual achievements.
Enfield Folland Park Kindergarten uses the Australian Early Years Learning Framework,‘Being, Belonging, Becoming’ to plan experiences to promote the development of children’s life skills and competencies.
The core learning outcomes are that:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators