Been doing some calling around and have found a centre that does include his culture in their program so I've put in a waiting list form for 2 days but I still need to check it out in person.
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15-10-2013 11:08 #11
15-10-2013 12:01 #12Senior Member
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At 2.5 he will find it extremely distressing. I would highly recommend against if you can get away with it. If you have no other choice then you have to do what has to be done. I did this with my 2.5 year old and it didn't last very long as she really wasn't coping.
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15-10-2013 12:12 #14
Thanks for the replies. It has confirmed for me that it's not the best idea.
15-10-2013 21:11 #15
I have no children of Aboriginal decent in my care and I still teach Aboriginal culture . Apart from it being a national requirement, it's an important part of learning about Australian history and diversity.
15-10-2013 22:19 #16
Play is at the heart of our curriculum it is through play and interactions with others that children explore the world around them, challenge thinking and build upon skills and interests.
Our curriculum begins with the child’s emerging interests and with educator facilitation, turns into a learning journey that shares and develops their own and others knowledge. The value of children’s play, their work, discoveries, exploration and learning is celebrated in meaning documentation and classroom displays.
At xxxxxxxxxxx our curriculum is underpinned by the National Quality Framework. We aim to sustain high quality in each quality area and drive continuous improvement and consistency in our education and care service.
Your child will be engaged in experiences that meet all outcomes in the Early Years Learning Framework.
I'll certainly be asking more questions before enrolling him. I found the Early Years Learning Framework and if they do adhere to it then why is it not part of the curriculum. Seeing they are a
Long Day Care Centre which is a not-for-profit Centre with funding from the Department of Family & Community Services.
You'd think they would be strictly monitored to keep receiving their funding.
15-10-2013 23:11 #17
I know in qld the department is really over worked and understaffed. So many centers aren't being assessed and rated for long periods of time so they are probably getting away with not fulfilling nqf and eylf requirements.
16-10-2013 16:52 #18
Thanks Beccaboobang, you helped me alot with this. Good to have advise from someone in the industry that knows what to look for. Do you have any advise on what I should be looking for tomorrow at the centre and what questions to ask?
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16-10-2013 18:10 #19
If it's your first time enrolling a child in childcare then ask about how they deal with incidents (they should write incident reports if he hurts himself for you to sign when u collect him. Also ask about serious incidents (they should call you if he has any injury to his head). Ask about toileting and the collection/notification about soiled clothes.
I think the main thing is for your little one to feel safe and comfortable with the educators in the room. Watch how they act with the children . Are they playing with them in a positive manner or are they. "Busy" and brushing children off because they have a chore to do.
Good luck and let us know how you go sorry for the essay.
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