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Bringing the Early Years Learning Framework to life in your community. As early childhood educators relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Genuine, positive relationships with children, families and each other are essential if we want to achieve positive outcomes. When we think about relationships it is usually relationships with children that spring to mind. But the relationships and partnerships that we build with families are just as important. Working with parents is rewarding, challenging and always full of possibilities.
01 Jul 2006... The research shows that experiences in infancy and early childhood are very important. It has also shown that babies have social needs for interaction and communication. The brochure explains why it is important to talk to babies. It also provides nutritional advice.
Family letter to accompany transition to school information sheet . A customisable letter has been written for you to provide to families with the introduction to transition to school information sheet. This document can be easily used by your service by copying the letter onto your service letterhead, attaching it to regular newsletters or adding it to online communication to families.
This resource explains how and when to access kindergarten for your children.
01 Jul 2004... Reading with young children (0-5 years) needs to be promoted to families and all members of the community as a fun and integral part of a child's daily routine.
01 Jul 2007... Learning Stories provide a way of documenting or recording children's learning. Instead of using a type of checklist of what a child can or cannot do, story telling (or narrative) is used to identify children's unique interests and record challenges and achievements in a way that is positive and meaningful to children, families and carers
Every day and every situation is a time for learning. As your baby becomes more alert, look for opportunities to enjoy and share your baby's discoveries.
01 Jan 2021... A calendar that provides a simple, fun and visual activity for children and parents/carers. Families are encouraged to complete an activity each day as shown on the calendar. Learning these common skills during the school holidays supports children's independence and readiness for school. Early Years Services and Primary Schools are encouraged to provide copies to all families to support the inclusion and participation of families from a refugee background transitioning into Primary School.
01 Jul 2006... Strong positive relationships between parents and professionals are crucial in providing high quality care to children, and they can also make a positive difference to your family's daily life.
01 Jul 2006... Fathers are becoming more aware of the significant impact their actions have on the health and well being of their children and their family as a whole.
A customisable letter has been written for you to provide to families with the guidelines. You can add your own letterhead to this information or add the information to your family newsletters.
01 Dec 2019... This booklet is designed for interacting with children aged between 11 months and 30 months. Young children are constantly learning. It outlines simple and effective strategies to help them to develop communication and social skills.
01 Jul 2011... Fact sheet explaining the importance of being physically active from a young age and the role it plays in childhood development.
Everything in your baby's world is new and fascinating.Talk to them about what they can see, hear and feel.
Your baby is fascinated by everything! You can make up songs and stories for them and capture their interest and excitement.
01 Jul 2011... As parents, you naturally want to protect your children from hard times, but all children will face challenges and setbacks. All kinds of experiences - a family break-up, an illness, moving to a new city, starting at a new early childhood education and care setting, or a traumatic event - can put your child's resilience to the test.
Taking part in a quality kindergarten program from the age of three boosts children's learning development, health and wellbeing outcomes. All children in Victoria have access to two years of funded Kindergarten from 2022.
01 Jun 2016... The video is about how families can best support language and communication development for bilingual children prior to school.
01 Jul 2008... The following are some starting suggestions for activities and resources that provide positive, sensitive and interesting experiences that raise young children's awareness of Aboriginal heritage and culture.
Every child attending a funded kindergarten program that is going to school will have a transition learning and development statement (TLDS) written for them. A child's TLDS is written by early childhood educators, but incorporates a section for families and the child to fill out too. The guidelines to help families complete the TLDS explains to families the importance of contributing to their child's TLDS.
This resource provides important information about growing up with multiple languages and the critical role of maintaining home language/s as a basis for learning English.
01 Sep 2021... Evidence tells us that early childhood services play a significant role in a child’s positive development. Access to maternal and child health services, child care, kindergartens and other programs such as playgroups also provide an opportunity to enhance family participation in their community. The video series provides information on: - Preparing our children to go to school - Preparing for the first day of school - Early Start Kindergarten - Being partners with your school - Supporting your child over the holidays and getting ready for school For the English Transcript, please visit Link to Resource - Kinder to School Video Series: English Transcript
Your child will feel valued and loved when you make things with them and listen and respond to their ideas and questions.
In the first two weeks, there's lots of learning for you and your baby - especially about each other.
Exploring the world gives your child the chance to learn, move and connect with others. What is familiar to you can be a new adventure for your child.
Everyday activities can be fun learning opportunities. Pretending, creating and helping allows your child to discover new things.
Babies are learning from their first hours of life. You can learn so much together in their first weeks at home with you.
This is a poster with 75 suggestions to encourage children (positive reinforcement).
If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don't, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.
This resource talks about early childhood services, the role of Educators and ways parents can support their children to settle in.
01 Jan 2022... This booklet provides parents and carers of foundation kids with some timely health information and gives an overview of the role of the school when it comes to your child's health. It also contains some useful contacts for areas of special interest to you and your family.
01 Oct 2018... This translated document details the enrolment requirements in Victoria for children in long day care, kindergarten, family day care or occasional care. It also includes information on Immunisation History Statements and childhood immunisation schedule.
Belonging and contributing to family, culture and community is important for your baby's identity, learning and development.
01 Jul 2007... Carers play an important role in the development of children. Carers who contribute most positively to a child's development are loving facilitators of emotional, cognitive, language, physical, and social competence. With infants, good teaching and good caring occur with emotional support and facilitation of learning and development happening simultaneously. This is characterized as 'responsive care', carefully orchestrated to meet each individual child's needs and relate to that child's unique thoughts and feelings.
Australia's first national Early Years Learning Framework aims to extend and enrich children's learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. The Framework's vision is that all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Your early childhood service can provide you with further information.
This resource outlines the importance of play for children's learning and development, and the role of play within children's education in Australia.
01 Jul 2006... Literacy is part of the everyday life of families. Written and spoken words are used to communicate our ideas and feelings and shared meanings.
01 Oct 2019... The video 'Learning how to hold and use a pencil' shows parents and educators activities that will help young children learn how to hold a pencil. The video has been developed by experienced South Western Sydney Local Health District occupational therapists and is aimed to provide parents with clinically accurate information in an engaging and easy to follow way.
01 Nov 2018... Initial immunisation evidence request template for childcare/kindergartens to assist parents in complying with the 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, that requires all children to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.
Templates and guidelines to help you introduce and support families and children during the transition to primary school. This information sheet explains to families the importance of sharing relevant information with schools and Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services and how this information will be shared.
01 Oct 2022... A poster that can be provided to parents and carers to help them connect young children to services before primary school.
Your baby will show lots of interest in the world around them. Follow your baby's gaze and talk about the things that have caught their attention.
01 Jul 2004... Most young children enjoy music and they respond positively and naturally to it. They like to dance and bob around to CDs and tapes; make sounds with instruments and toys; laugh and giggle at finger plays and knee bounces, and join in with songs they know well.
01 Nov 2020... The Preparing Little Hands for School package contains ideas on how to encourage your child to develop the fine motor skills that they will need to get ready for school. Children who are 5 to 6 years old will have more advanced skills than children who are 4 to 5 years old.
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