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.
The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) is a guide for early childhood education and care in Victoria, Australia. The framework is designed to support young children’s learning and development, and provides a common understanding of what children should know, understand and be able to do as they grow and develop.
The VEYLDF focuses on five learning outcomes: identity, communication, community, learning, and well-being. These outcomes are supported by six learning and development domains: physical, social and emotional, language and literacy, mathematical, creative and aesthetic, and ethical and intercultural.
The VEYLDF is based on the latest research and evidence on how young children learn and develop. It is flexible, allowing for individualised approaches to meet the unique needs of each child, and recognizes the important role of families and communities in children’s learning and development. The framework also provides guidance for educators on how to create rich and meaningful learning experiences for young children, and how to assess and evaluate their progress.
Overall, the VEYLDF provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to early childhood education and care, and supports children in their journey to becoming successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is a national guide for early childhood education and care in Australia. It provides a framework for ensuring that young children receive quality education and care that supports their learning and development.
The EYLF focuses on five key learning outcomes for children: 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, and children are effective communicators.
The EYLF is designed to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of individual children, families and communities. It recognizes the important role of families, communities and cultural backgrounds in shaping children’s learning and development. The EYLF also provides guidance for educators on how to design and implement meaningful learning experiences for young children, and how to assess and evaluate their progress.
In summary, the EYLF is a key tool for ensuring that young children receive high quality education and care that supports their growth, development and success. By providing a common understanding of what young children should know, understand and be able to do, the EYLF supports children in their journey to becoming successful learners.
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 at each service 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.
For further information please contact us.