Children’s interest and emerging understandings are the foundation of an emergent curriculum. Early childhood educators observe, interact and listen to each child, building an understanding of their competencies and capabilities, and actively plan to extend and challenge their knowledge. As capable and confident, the child actively negotiates the direction of the curriculum. Our environments facilitate individual, small and whole group inquiry through a play based mode of learning.
Education Philosopher, Dr Maria Montessori, believed that the goal of early learning should be to cultivate a child’s natural desire to learn. Central to the Montessori philosophy is the premise that no human being is educated by another person, but is rather motivated by natural curiosity and love for knowledge.
Habitat Early Learning provides an Approved Kindergarten Program within our Long Day Care Service. The program is funded by the Queensland Government, and is facilitated by an Early Childhood Teacher between the hours of 8.00am until 4.30pm. Within the Kindergarten program, children engage in play-based learning experiences, participate in our Transition to School program (including excursions to local schools) and develop the necessary skills to provide a smooth transition to their first year of schooling.
Download our Kindergarten Statement of fees here.