A Precious Trust
Bright Kids Early Learning Centre are an Inclusive centre with a strong responsibility to empower our youth with teachings of our native heritage. We are advocates on mental wellbeing and teach children how to be Emotionally Intelligent. We consider that social and emotional skills are as important as learning to read and write. We believe that children are wonderful and should be made to feel that their values and opinions matter. We do that by creating a sense of belonging and scaffold each child’s development as an individual so they can grow in their identity. We learn as much from them as they learn from us.
The First Educators
The centre promotes transparent communication with our parents to accommodate family input with their wishes and goals in regards to their child. We encourage information about each child to be shared between educator and parent using a portfolio method of recording the child’s achievements and individual development, which we display in every room for easy access. Show and tell or family weekend information contribute to extending learning under the new framework. We are advocates of community involvement and support and accomplish this by inviting our families to partake in centre activities and working bees.
Early Childhood Professionals
The Role of the Educator
Our approach to Education is to teach children how to think, not what to think. This empowers children to be all that they can be. Quality care is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction & skilful execution. Guiding children as they practice and learn about respectful interactions forms a basis for life long learning. Team members are supported in sharing a joint commitment and responsibility to provide the finest quality care for your children entrusted to us. We reflect upon ourselves and our practices, we value each others contributions because we are passionate about on-going self development. We practice Emotional Intelligence in our daily interactions with families, Children and Educators to encompass mindful awareness and face challenges of every new day with a grit and growth mindset.
A Child Centred Framework
The needs and interest of children provide the context of the curriculum. This “Emergent Curriculum” responds to, expands and builds upon their ideas and interests of the children in the group, collectively and individually. The educator plays a pivotal role as co learner, facilitator and observer in an ongoing cycle process of observing, planning, action, documentation, evaluation and reflection.
The Physical Environment
The Third Teacher
The Early childhood centre is a place of inspiration and imagination that fosters learning in a creative, aesthetic and orderly ambience. The space facilitates open and flexible interactions and provide for the display of the children’s work and achievements. Children learn best in a joyful environment where they can feel happy and content. The learning spaces are designed to allow whole body, imaginary exploration, where children are supported to develop mastery over their environment.