Our Curriculum

At Community Kids Haven our curriculum focusses on all areas of child development:

  • Cognitive/intellectual - numbers and shapes, counting, patterns and measurement, sense of space, knowledge and experience with the world, art, movement and dramatic play
  • Language/literacy - communication (listening, understanding and speaking), knowing about letters and word sounds and patterns, knowing about print and books
  • Social - cooperation, positive social relationships, respect for others, knowledge about families and communities
  • Emotional - self-control and knowledge about feelings
  • Physical - gross motor skills, fine motor skills, active play and health and safety
  • Cultural - awareness and appreciation of their own and others' cultures
  • Approaches to learning - initiative and curiosity, engagement and persistence and reasoning and problem solving

Our curriculum is based on the observations of the needs, strengths and interests of the individual children in our care. We build new experiences and expectations based on children's knowledge and skills. We are intentional in the methods used to support children's learning.

Community Kids Haven follow the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). There are three concepts that come from the Early Years Learning Framework and that is Belonging, Being and Becoming.

  • Belonging acknowledges children’s independence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities.
  • Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives.
  • Becoming reflects the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow

As part of our curriculum we provide children’s learning journals. These are a collection of observations, evidence of children’s work/achievements and anecdotes of your child’s experiences while in care.
Learning journals become a story of your child’s life at CKH, showing skills developed over time, telling stories of play situations and highlighting interactions and friendships being made, a record of your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and other events or activities while in care.
These journals are used to plan experiences and make appropriate provisions to meet and extend upon the individual needs and interests of your child.
Learning journals are available to parents at all times. Parents are encouraged to view, discuss, comment on or add to the portfolio at any time in consultation with your child’s Room Leader. Learning journals are private and confidential and are available only to appropriate centre staff and parents.