At Hope Island Early Learning Sanctuary, we firmly believe that family and community involvement is vital towards a child’s future success. We aim to create a curriculum that supports children, as well as allowing them to feel a strong sense of identity, well-being and belonging whilst in our care.
With state-of-the-art resources that provide both fun and educational learning experiences, our overall vision is to give children the individual time and development skills they need to help further support their talents, abilities and interests.
We believe the key to delivering a curriculum that is a stand out among the rest is by forming a solid base around children’s interests and parent feedback/involvement, while closely implementing the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum, practises and learning outcomes. The early years of a child’s life is critical for establishing self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and the overall capacity to learn. We endeavour to create a curriculum that is all inclusive and challenging for each child’s individual growth.
With opportunities to focus on physical development we will be integrating the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) which enables the development of gross motor skills and therefore assists with the development of fine motor skills, essential in the learning of reading and writing.
Hope Island Early Learning Sanctuary will also be using Storypark to engage with parents, strengthen practice, support professional development and improve our National Quality Standards ratings. Storypark allows a new form of engagement between educator and families by sharing their child’s learning stories and ePortfolios.
It also allows educators to send photos directly to parents with a message as to how their child’s day is progressing. Storypark is an excellent communication tool that is used in an easy, inclusive and safe way.