Our Goals

Safe Environment

  • All children and families are welcomed in a friendly, trusting and supportive atmosphere.
  • Our service benefits not only the child but their families as well.
  • Automated front door for families and pedestrians are in place to ensure maximum safety and security.
  • Safety checks both indoors and outdoors are carried out daily.
  • All cleaning materials and chemicals are locked and stored away out of the children’s reach.

Quality Program

  • Our program teaches and promotes a love of traditional values, customs and traditions, along with an integrated general program.
  • We meet the needs of all children as individuals and as part of a group.
  • We provide a child-centred approach which allows for flexibility within daily routines.
  • We include planned activities in which development is fostered all areas of child development.

Our Children

  • We ensure that our children are able to make their needs known and express their feelings.
  • We ensure that our children are able to form trusting relationships with staff and peers.
  • We ensure that our children are able to make choices within the program appropriate to their level of development.
  • We ensure that our children are involved in daily routines, such as packing away and clearing lunch tables.
  • We ensure that our children have their behaviour guided by encouraging self-esteem, promoting a sense of belonging and by using a consistent approach within the centre.
  • We ensure that our children are supported by staff to understand and accept differences in others.

Our Families

  • We provide parents with opportunities and encourage them to become involved in the centre through social functions, information nights, participation and involvement in evaluation.
  • We are able to maintain positive staff/family relations through our ‘open door’ policy and enable them to express their concerns, share information about their children and to inquire from the staff.
  • We encourage parents to support our staff by providing feedback about their children.
  • We value our parents as having unique background experiences and child rearing practices.

CURRICULUM

Our program provides a balance of social, religious and general themes, as well as life skills, to promote the child’s complete development. The daily schedule is planned to reflect the Centre’s philosophy and is regularly evaluated in the light of specific short term and long term goals.

We have a child-centred approach where the needs, abilities and interests of individual children are met through a developmentally appropriate and culturally based program.

The program provides a balance between safety, security, interests, encouragement and challenge for the child, within both structured, unstructured and play environments. The program includes planned activities and experiences in which development is fostered in the five areas of child development – social and emotional, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, language and sensory.

We encourage the inclusion of children and involvement and participation of staff and parents as working partners in all aspects of the program, regardless of gender, age, ability, social status or family structure.

Programs are displayed in each room – parents are encouraged to offer feedback.