Through programming educators aim to address all developmental areas (language, cognitive, social, emotional, creative and physical) of the individual child.

This is achieved by the educators documenting your child’s interests and progress using different observations. From these observations educators conference and plan with the children’s experiences that will enhance, extend and challenge their development both as individuals and as a group.

The Kids on Craig Curriculum is reviewed regularly as we believe our curriculum, like our philosophy, will continue to evolve through further research, learning and staff development.

When planning for their group, educators at Kids on Craig Early Learning Care use the Kids on Craig under 2’s curriculum and the Kids on Craig over 2’s curriculum.

These curricula have been developed through research and are based on the theories of Early Childhood researchers Vygotsky, Dewy, Gardner, the Emergent Curriculum, Project Approach and the Schools of Reggio Emilia in Italy.

Our program is based on children’s interests.  Educators discuss and plan with the children, further experiences that enhance their learning.  Information about the experiences your child will be participating in each day is displayed through a program called Story Park  All experiences, planned  are related back to our centre Statement of Intent ,philosophy and Theorist.  The centre philosophy and Statement are displayed in the foyer and attached to the parent handbook.

Our Statement of Intent and centre philosophy are always evolving as we as a centre continue to learn and grow.

This is all documented in your child’s individual journal on Story Park which you are invited to add too.  This journal follows your child from room to room and documents the story of their time here at Kids on Craig.

This curriculum, along with examples of how our programs work is displayed in the centre foyer and each of our rooms. Educators thinking reflects on the educators planning for the week this is displayed and upload onto Story Park at the end of each week. For more information on our curriculum, programming and our journals please speak to your Lead Educator or the Centre Director.

We believe that the programs for all children should:

  • Provide a balance of activities that include indoor and outdoor, quiet and active, individual, small group and large group and also child initiated and teacher initiated activities.
  • Have flexibility in regards to the children’s needs, interests and any other situations that may arise during the day.
  • Reflect cultural diversity.
  • Consider gender equity.
  • Have the environment set up so it allows for active participation and self-selection.
  • Use routine times as a part of learning.
  • Use evaluation as a part of planning.

Extra Curricular Activities ( Included in the fees)

  • Monday: Music Class ( All ages)
  • Tuesday: Ginger Sports ( Kindergarten children)
  • Wednesday: French Class ( Kindergarten children)
  • Friday: Yoga Class (All ages)
The staff at the centre also teach ‘ Special Interest classes’ each week, as part of the program. Some of the amazing classes include, Samoan culture club, gardening club, sewing club, body movement class, sustainability club, mindfulness sessions, reading group, craft club, painting club, music class and a sport class.