Our educators base their programs on the Early Years Learning Framework. Programs are planned by the educators to include play-based experiences for children across all developmental areas. Educators work in partnership with families and children to create a program where the children learn skills and concepts through exploring topics that interest them. The learning program evolves over the week to include information provided by families, exploring children’s ideas, spontaneous learning opportunities and intentional teaching strategies.
We provide experiences to meet the needs of children’s natural curiosity by providing a range of opportunities for them to experiment, discover, problem solve and to learn about themselves, other people and the world around them.
As part of our education program the centre uses portfolios to document each child’s learning and development. Portfolios are a collection of observations, evidence of children’s work/achievements and anecdotes of your child’s experiences. Portfolios become a story of your child’s time at The Tree House.
From 2014, child portfolios will be available online through our new Parent Portal. The online portfolios will be available to parents at all times. Parents and families are encouraged to view, discuss and comment on these in consultation with your child’s educator.