What do Little Leaders do

Our program allows children to experience, investigate, explore, solve problems, create and practice – to take risks, meet challenges and learn through achievements and treat mistakes as opportunities for learning.
The Early Years Learning Framework is embedded into our program. The five outcomes which guides our work are:

  • Outcome 1: have a strong sense of identity
  • Outcome 2: are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Outcome 3: have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Outcome 4: are confident and involved learners
  • Outcome 5: communicate effectively The National Quality Framework provides a specific framework which is also embedded into our program. The seven quality areas are:
  • Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice
  • Quality Area 2: Children’s health and safety
  • Quality Area 3: Physical environment
  • Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements
  • Quality Area 5: Relationships with children
  • Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  • Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management
    LLELC also implements the ‘Munch and Move program’ devised by the NSW Government. ‘Munch & Move’ is a NSW Health initiative supporting the healthy development of children (from birth to 5 years) by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time (e.g. watching TV or DVDs, playing on computers and small hand-held games devices)’.Furthermore, we are currently trialing Yoga with our children due to the many benefits (see http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/09/24/giving-kids-the-gift-of-yoga-top-10-benefits-of-yoga-for-children )We are trialling a storytelling framework such as:
  • Acting out stories about nature, ‘Rise up like the morning sun’
  • Imitating the movement of different animals, ‘Sway like an elephant from side to side’ or ‘Hop like a frog’
  • Diving like a dolphin
  • Focusing on being still ‘Breathe in gently through your nose and out through your mouth’
    Source: http://www.careforkids.com.au/childcarenews/2014/may/27/yoga.html
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