Kindergarten Philosophy at Pooh Bear’s House

At Pooh Bear’s House Kindergarten, we believe that play is an essential component in building and shaping children’s development. Through emerging play, experimentation, exploration, movement and using their senses, children can grow and learn about themselves, about others and most importantly, about the world around them.  The kindergarten educators deliver high quality care by drawing upon our diverse teaching styles, skills and knowledge of the Belonging, Being and Becoming – Early Years Learning and Development Framework (EYLF) and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

We recognize and value the identity of the child within their family and community, through a curriculum that embraces and supports children’s learning within this context. We believe that children thrive when families and early childhood educators work in partnership to support their learning outcomes.

Rationale

Pooh Bear’s House’s Four year Kindergarten understands that children take their play very seriously and that play is the way children learn. The kindergarten program acknowledges children as unique individuals and plans experiences that are open- ended and can be approached and worked on in varied ways. The educators provide a safe and caring, yet stimulating and challenging environment for children to explore, risk-take and learn through play.

PBH kindergarten is an environmentally friendly room. We promote the importance of building positive attitudes towards sustainable values and practice within the children’s educational program. Concepts surrounding water conservation, recycling, compost, gardening, care for and respect for the natural environment are integral to the daily program. Staff promote an awareness of nature concepts and aim to develop children’s connection to the natural outside world.

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