I believed children need to be loved as much as possible to develop a positive self-concept, self-esteem and sense of identity that will assists them to have a strong emotional intelligence to cope with life’s challenges.
I believe in PLAY as the learning process that enables children to learn and it is important to have great exposure to concrete “hands-on” experiences such as doing, experimenting and predicting, achieving and making mistakes.
Children have the right to:
o Be respected as individuals, with unique interests, strengths and abilities;
o Be given equal opportunities to explore and play; and
o Feel safe and secure in their environment.
I believe each child has their own talents and is unique. Interest and curiosity will lead them to achieve milestones in their learning process and development; therefore, it is important to cater for each child.
Role modelling is the most powerful tool to guide children toward a positive behaviour. What we do is often much more important than what we say.
I believe the benefits of a good communication between parents and educators is crucial each child’s mental health and well-being. A responsive and reciprocal relationship between parents and educators enhances children development and capacity to learn.
There is nothing as rewarding as caring for and loving a child like your own, receiving the support of a parent that is respectful and trustful. It is essential to develop a trust-based relationship with children and their parents so they can rely on and be confident when leaving their children in my care.
I will be aiming for:
Developing positive self-esteem, self-concepts and sense of identity, independence and ability to use initiative.
Supporting and enhancing your child’s growth, development and learning by providing stimulating environments.
Providing a caring, healthy environment in which your child can feel safe and secure.
Developing your child’s interests and curiosity in their world.
Fostering growth and positive attitudes and giving values to assist in decision making.
Working in partnership with families and the community to foster a sense of belonging.
Listening to and valuing what your child says.
Loving and caring for your child as if they were mine.
My plan to achieve this is through:
Implementation of Belonging, Being and Becoming. The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
– Building on children’s interests, knowledge, experience and background as individuals within the group;
– Having flexible routines so that children have time to learn, have choices and are co-constructors of their learning; and
– Creating opportunities for children to engage in a variety of experiences that encompass all developmental and key learning areas.