I say it every year around November, but honestly, where has the year gone?! I know many of our families feel the same way. Christmas festivities are only around the corner...
Moreland Community Child Care Centres Inc. (MCCCC) early childhood professionals bring a variety of experiences, backgrounds, languages and knowledge to the children in our care.
Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years and continue to contribute their expertise across all three MCCCC centres.
Staff undertake regular training and professional development to harness new ideas and build on their knowledge. They are also supported to undertake further education to enhance their contribution to the service and develop their own careers.
Our integrated kindergarten programs are funded and delivered by qualified kindergarten teachers. The integrated model enables children to access kindergarten experiences and activities throughout the day in a well-paced program.
The teachers and diploma-trained staff contribute equally to the program to ensure consistency throughout the week.
Staff aim to provide a supportive environment that:
- acknowledges the central role of parents and families in children’s development
- encourages parental involvement and support in all aspects of the service
- keeps parents informed of their child’s day and progress
- provides relevant information, advice and support to families
- recognises confidentiality in formal or informal discussions.
Planning is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Framework and all centre’s place particular emphasis on building relationships, implementing a wide variety of engaging and educational indoor activities, and encouraging active outdoor play.
Each child's social and emotional development is paramount and our educators work with the children to build their confidence, resilience and social skills; qualities that will greatly benefit them in the school years and into adulthood.