Our Child Care Philosophy – Redefining Learning
Young Academics is built on a childcare philosophy which stands firmly on sparking new understandings of learning, educating and caring for young children outside of the family domain. We broaden the concept of learning and make it known as an ongoing pursuit towards wisdom, knowledge and experience.
“Thinking about thinking”
In alignment with the National Quality Standards, our programs, facilities and resources all coincide with the aspiration of creating a dynamic learning environment. We aim to redefine learning, transforming it from a word into an idea, with what we like to call “thinking about thinking.” The Early Years Learning Framework does not encompass a philosophy. Rather it describes the fundamental concepts of childcare learning and teaching and purposes these under three characteristics - belonging, being and becoming. At Young Academics we appropriate these characteristics into our philosophy through a process of metamorphosis; your child becoming ready for the 21st century through intentional teaching and scaffolding and personalised childcare.
Curriculum x Philosophy
Our Young Academics curriculum uses your child as the paramount influence on curriculum development and teaching methods. We acknowledge, assess and review the interrelationships between our curriculum, educational outcomes and child development constantly, as a means of considering pedagogical decision making, curriculum design and educational approaches in our childcare settings.
As part of our childcare philosophy, Young Academics ensures each child’s learning is supported through our various programs, such as ‘school play,’ providing an environment rich in support and materials, encouraging growth and stimulation. In alignment with National Quality Standards, our curriculum works hand in hand with our learning centres through interactions between resources, people and learning materials.
Resources x Philosophy
At each of our centres, Young Academics, hand in hand with our philosophy, aim to forge pathways towards new understandings, shaping lessons through careful observation, personalised learning activities and the utilisation of state of the art facilities. Yes, in theory, these resources are all fantastic. However, our most valuable asset is our professional staff.
"A bird can only fly with a wing of knowledge and a wing of love." - Rumi
Carefully selected through particular criteria, our staff are dedicated to the welfare, wellbeing and development of children. Our philosophy relies on their expertise and provides quality data on your child regarding their academic, social, emotional and physical wellbeing, using this data carefully to create early childhood programs which cater to the personal needs of every single student who walks through our doors. Through this, we become abodes of imagination and build a house of knowledge within the hearts of your little one.
Young Academics acknowledges that we house your children when they spend time with us; from your home to ours, we welcome your child into our family.
WHY YOUNG ACADEMICS?
As a family, everything is taken care of as soon as you walk through the centre doors. We provide each child with nappies, wipes, linen, sunscreen, 5 delicious meals, superior facilities and resources, dedicated and engaged educators and a world class daily program focusing on overall wellness, filled with lots of time for fun and exploration.
Our comprehensive offering provides families with peace of mind knowing that their child will be wonderfully taken care of and immersed in educational experiences from the moment they arrive, to the moment they leave the centre.
Tune into Kinderloop
We love nothing more than sharing your child’s progress with you. That’s why we use Kinderloop, an app developed to help educators keep families ‘in the loop’ by capturing and sharing your child’s special moments throughout the day. By simply downloading Kinderloop to your smart phone, you can stay in touch with your child’s milestones, daily activities and events every day.
Trust is everything in childcare, and we work hard to earn it. Whether we’re communicating with families or with each other, we’re truthful, respectful and responsive.
We love looking after children – it’s that simple. It’s what drives us to ensure we’re always implementing best practice in everything we do, from qualifications to processes and curriculum. There’s no place for cutting corners!
Always on the front foot, we’re constantly seeking ways to improve what we do. Just like your children, we’re always learning, growing, adapting and evolving.
We want Young Academics to feel like a home away from home, so we keep family values at the heart of everything we do. It’s about closeness, trust, unity and teamwork.