At Choklits, we believe that learning is everywhere and we are committed to learning from everyone.
It’s the differences we see in each other including our backgrounds, experiences and how we think that is our strength in learning everywhere.
At the core of everything we do at Choklits is our five pillars.
Growth; we believe a growth mindset is essential for lifelong learning and an important trait to demonstrate in everything we do and in everything we teach.
Communication; we are clear and considered in our communication and we focus primarily on how our messages are received to ensure they are understood.
Collaboration; everyone in our community has the opportunity to appropriately contribute to everything we do and we involve others in our tasks because we believe in the power of many.
Consistency; the clarity in our intentions, behaviours and actions comes from our best practices and leads to our consistency.
Reflection; we consider and review our actions to understand the impact on both ourselves and our community, and we make adjustments to improve all outcomes.
Our aim in the early years is to establish a firm foundation of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for further learning. Of the greatest importance is to ‘spark the fire’ for a love of lifelong learning.
Knowing where and with whom you belong is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become. There a two curriculum frameworks we use at Choklits to support and guide our practice and philosophy. The frameworks are the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
Victorian Early Years Learning And Development Framework
The VEYLDF retains and strengthens the three elements: the Practice Principles, Learning and Development Outcomes, and Transitions, and foregrounds four important areas of practice.
Acknowledgement of Aboriginal culture
The birth to three period as crucial for mental health, wellbeing and long term success
Responding to children and families experiencing vulnerability
Building respectful and responsive relationships
The Early Years Learning Framework
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
The Frameworks And Choklits
Both frameworks described above are minimum required educational standards. Each individual centre implements these standards in different ways which can vary vastly. These differences should form part of your decision making process when choosing early education.
Choklits enhances both frameworks through its extensive curriculum support and additional inclusions like regular incursions and excursions including a weekly sports program, music and movement classes and yoga tuition for everyone, plus library excursions and language classes for our kindergarten children along with a portfolio of all your child’s work which they complete throughout the year.
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