Woodlands Education, Development, and Curriculum (6 Weeks to 12 Months)

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Woodlands Education, Development, and Curriculum 6 Weeks to 12 Months

At Woodlands, we understand that the first 12 months of life is a crucial period for, learning, development and building secure attachments. Woodlands values the importance of meaningful partnerships between Families and Teachers. We recognise that this requires continuous collaboration. Upon your infants' first day, their Educator will spend time getting to know you and your infant. We will complete a personal profile about your infant’s daily routine, sleep, bottle and dietary requirements, interests, dislikes, and events that are important to your family. This ensures that your infant’s transition into care and education at Woodlands is positive and familiar. 

Woodlands Nursery Classrooms are beautifully designed, safe, and inviting places where infants can thrive while being supported by our experienced Teachers and Educators to, reach developmental milestones, learn about their world and develop a sense of belonging. 

Woodlands Teachers and Educators use their extensive knowledge of child development, current teaching and learning theories, and the Woodlands Method to plan and implement learning programs, as well as meaningful transitions/routines to support and engage your infant in the program. 

At Woodlands, each child is encouraged to learn at their own pace and learning programs are tailored to meet the needs of individual children, their interests, and abilities. 

Learning experiences in a Woodlands 6 week to 12-month Classroom include: 

  • Exploring different textures and sensory activities
  • Making music and singing
  • Storytime
  • Tummy time
  • Food experiences
  • Outdoor play
  • Group experiences with other children
  • Mirror exploration
  • Opportunities for movement and physical activity
  • Open-ended resources
  • Early Literacy through continuous communication, (verbal, facial expressions, body language, and actions)
  • Early Numeracy through materials that allow infants to explore, patterns, size, volume, numbers, and counting
  • Experiences that support the development of  hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills
  • Crafts and painting

These experiences are opportunities for infants at Woodlands to achieve significant milestones in their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

 

Woodlands Child Summative Assessment
 
The Woodlands Summative Assessment builds a picture of your child’s progress over time, through
the evidence collected. The Victorian Early Learning Framework and communication with parents provides key reference points in which your child's progress can be identified and documented and shows an overall picture of your child's learning journey. 
 
The Summative Assessment is completed, through planning to support further learning. This can be identified when there are gaps of information in relation to a particular learning outcome enabling teachers to look for further examples and which learning outcomes to highlight and focus on during planning in the future.

Documentation collected such as photos, jottings, observations, learning stories, work samples, parent input and more, are used as evidence.

We are providing an overview of all the documentation we have collected to show a cycle of planning, reflecting and evaluating and how your child progresses over time.
 
Please Note:
The Woodlands Summative Assessments are completed every 6 Months and parents are invited to meet with the teachers or educators discuss the Summative Assessment. This process is organized internally and the Campus Leadership Teams including Room Leaders will initiate the process. 

Any questions please contact the Woodlands Campus Here

 

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