Cowell Early Childhood CentreCowell Early Childhood Centre

Our Philosophy

The practices of our Centre are based on this philosophy which was developed in consultation with parents/carers and staff. It is the philosophy that children are encouraged to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe and nurturing environment.

We believe that each child and family is unique. We recognise the need for children to develop understanding and respect for themselves and others. We recognise that parents are the child's first teachers and that children learn best when parents are involved in their educational program. The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of family and community. We acknowledge the critical importance of children, parents/carers and staff as partners in a learning community that promotes the wellbeing, education and development of all children. We believe that attachment, interaction and wellbeing are fundamental elements in providing high quality care.

Children are supported to realise their potential through opportunities to:

We believe that the role of adults is to provide a safe, stimulating and responsive environment where positive reinforcement and encouragement make learning rewarding and enjoyable. We acknowledge, appreciate and incorporate the culture and diversity of all people within our community. We recognise and value the knowledge and commitment of our staff team and fully support their continuing professional development.

In accordance with our philosophy we strive to: