The overall curriculum provided within Hippity Hop Early Learning is derived though a number of internal and external factors, all of which are entwined to assist children to reach their greatest potential as well as to meet the outcomes under the Early Years Learning Framework. These include:
Their knowledge of early childhood development is drawn upon to extend on skills, milestones, learning and overall health and wellbeing.
The environment is sometimes referred to as another teacher. The way an environment is set out and the equipment and experiences offered provide the opportunities for learning and development, curiosity, and a sense of wonder to occur.
OUR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
These are a child’s first teacher and therefore respected for their ideas, culture, talents, and experience and are invited to share their knowledge and input in ways that enhance our programs.
Their ideas, questions, interests, and skills are drawn on in developing a curriculum that is child focused.
These programs are ever changing based on the children’s learning and interests at the time but include things such as
Annual dental visits
Museum dinosaur visit
Road safety with Tingle Toodle
Animals and reptile visits
Bale Grow - Growing vegetables program
Emergency Services visits such as CFA and Police
Playground to plate - Environmental sustainability program
Stories and music from Africa
Our enrichment programs
These programs have been designed to enrich the experiences offered to children. Using our centre van, we can extend on the interests and learning that is occurring within the room to outside of our service and into our greater community. These learnings are fundamental in providing real life concreate experiences and lessons for children that sometimes just cannot be matched with a book, pictures, or video. Some examples of the enrichment excursions that have emerged throughout learning have included:
After learning and researching all about having and caring for a pet fish, the children were able to go to the pet shop to purchase the fish and all the items they had discovered a fish would need to be happy.
After learning about writing letters and the postal system, the children visited the post office to post their own letters
When caring for pet goats, the children when to the produce store to buy the hay the goats needed to be happy and warm.
When partnering with a local nursing home the children have been able to write letters, make artwork and were even able to make scones and jam and deliver them.
When learning extended from the home corner cafe the children had created to attending an actual café for a baby chino
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