Early Childhood Education (ECE)
K – 2 Philosophy Statement
Early Childhood Education comprises classes from Kindergarten through to Year Two. At Willetton Primary School we offer a comprehensive and innovative education aimed at developing the intellectual, social, physical and emotional development of each child. We are committed to the wellbeing and care of the individual in a safe, supportive environment where excellence is encouraged and risk taking pursued. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), the Western Australian Kindergarten Curriculum guidelines and the Western Australian Curriculum underpin all our programs.
We recognise the early years as being critically imporant in terms of building valuable foundations for future learning. All learning is supported by the teaching of social skills and values, as research shows that social skills are the utmost importnace for a child's future development. We recognise that play is essential for early learning and is best supported by meaningful interactions with educators. Play provides a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. When children play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other's thinking and build new understandings.
We believe that collaboration, cooperation and communication between students, parents and teachers are essential for the successful learning of all children. The teachers in Early Childhood Education work in teaching / learning teams to provide ‘best practice’ strategies for their students, the best possible pastoral care and feedback to parents.