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Our Philosophy

We believe Little Kids Academy:

 

  • Provides a safe and secure environment for children, staff and families to develop positive relationships with others.
  • Embraces diversity, with respect to individual culture, language, physical       ability, background, beliefs, religion, lifestyle choices, class, family structure, physical appearance, gender and age.
  • Offers an enriching curriculum with opportunities for both intentional teaching and spontaneous learning.
  • Provides a holistic approach to education, incorporating the knowledge, experiences, strengths, needs and interests of each individual child and family.
  • Provides opportunities for children to develop secure attachments, based on a foundation of trust, consistency and open communication. 
  • Offers opportunities for the children to develop a connection with the natural environment and a positive, hands on approach towards sustainability.
  • Fosters positive lifestyle choices, incorporating healthy eating and physical activity. 

 

We believe children:

 

  • Should be encouraged to accept, celebrate and respect the diversities within our community.
  • Should be given opportunities to express their feelings and ideas in order to foster positive self-esteem and develop a strong sense of identity.
  • Are active contributors to their world, forming meaningful connections with people, places, technologies and both natural and processed materials.
  • Are confident and involved learners and should be encouraged to take an active role in making decisions that affect them.

 

We believe our educators:

 

  • Are passionate about education and this is reflected in our policies, practices and programming decisions.
  • Have the responsibility to advocate for the rights of each individual child.
  • Actively collaborate with families and the wider community in order to provide a high quality of education and care.
  • Are qualified and experienced and strive to improve their current practice by engaging in regular professional development.
  • Work together as a team, building on each other’s diverse knowledge, strengths, experiences, views and attitudes in order to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Engage in critical reflection as both individuals and a team to improve and build upon current practice.

 

We believe our families and the community:

 

  • Are a child’s first and most influential teachers.
  • Are made up of diverse cultures, values, beliefs and practices which should be celebrated and reflected within our learning environment.
  • Provide authentic learning opportunities and are essential to achieving positive learning outcomes for children.