THE WARWICK COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY

At the Warwick Community Kindergarten we believe:

ABOUT CHILDREN

  • That each child is respected as a unique and capable individual with their own needs, strengths and interests.
  • That all children have the potential to be confident, creative and independent thinkers.

ABOUT FAMILIES

  • That children are best able to reach their potential when families and educators support each other in an honest and open partnership.
  • That families should be welcomed, supported and their contributions valued.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME

  • That children learn through play.
  • That opportunities should be provided to explore, take risks and accept challenges, guided by educators who assess, document and communicate children’s learning.
  • That flexible routines and shared rituals are important aspects of the kindergarten programme.

ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT

  • That our environment is a happy, safe and secure one for families, children and staff.
  • That an inviting environment encourages and develops respect and connection to the natural world.

ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY

  • That children develop a sense of belonging when they are connected to their family, their Kindy and their community.
  • That our Kindy reflects the diversity of the wider community and strengthens children’s knowledge and understanding of Australia’s first peoples

ABOUT OUR STAFF

  • That children benefit when educators work as an effective team communicating with each other, the community and other early childhood professionals.
  • That all staff need to show enthusiasm for and commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing professional development.
  • That all staff should be positive and passionate about their work and their interactions with young children and their families.