At C&K we know that children do not learn in isolation, learning is a collaborative process between educator, children and parents. The physical indoor and outdoor environment also plays a part. At C&K we believe children are competent and capable learners and approach our education program with this in mind.
Our educators are guided by two Frameworks – ‘My time our place’ and ‘Early Years Learning Framework’ and will "reinforce in their daily practice the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention). The Convention states that all children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities. The Convention also recognises children’s rights to be active participants in all matters affecting their lives and respects their family, cultural and other identities and languages.
Both Frameworks acknowledge “the importance of play and leisure in children’s learning and development and that their learning is not limited to any particular time or place. Developing life skills and a sense of enjoyment are emphasised. The Framework recognises the importance of social and emotional development and communication in learning through play and leisure, and it forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all school age care settings engage in quality experiences for rich learning, personal development and citizenship opportunities “
The Council of Australian Governments My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia