At MPRPSK we aim to foster all aspects of your child’s development through participation in a variety of activities and experiences which extend their range of skills, abilities and understandings. Our program is underpinned by the National Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Framework and incorporates the five learning outcomes to maximise the learning and development of each child.
At MPRPSK we have each child at the centre of our priorities, this means that we strive to establish relationships that support and guide our approach to teaching as well as recognising that each child is powerful in leading their own learning.
We implement an emergent curriculum that acknowledges this, following the interests and wonderings of each child in an authentic manner and welcoming the contributions that families have to make.
Learning happens though the lens of a Reggio Emilia Approach through our play based curriculum, where children are scaffolded from Teachers and peers and allowed to practice and master new skills. This approach incorporates small and large group learning, inquiry based practices, music, dance, drama, ICT resources, projects and science and is the bed rock of how children learn in the early years. Literacy and numeracy is woven into these opportunities and developing authentic and responsive programs allows teachers to develop these concepts through a stimulating and engaging program.
We are fortunate to be integrated as part of the School community where we have the opportunity to incorporate buddies, school productions, the school garden, connections to the Foundation classes and utilising the school space into our curriculum. This means that we can offer your children a vast array of learning opportunities and experiences that support high outcomes for lifelong learning.
We recognise the benefits that engaging in nature brings to the 21st century child, studies are showing that children that engage in nature are dramatically less stressed and have a marked increase in academic outcomes. We are fortunate in being able to access the school garden, grounds and place an emphasis in natural items in our play spaces.
We acknowledge that as early years teachers, we play a vital part in setting up children for life. We look to engage technology as a resource, extending children’s learning and knowledge and building the skills around autonomy and self directed learning. This is done through an approach to incorporating ICT to extend, the way we would have done previously with books or reference resources. Coding, storytelling, inquiry based learning, robotics and other forms of technology are utilised in order to achieve this.