School Readiness Program
At The Hub we are intentional in preparing children and families for school and easing their transition from preschool to the school setting.
The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, 2009, describes childhood as a time of Belonging, Being and Becoming.
- Experiencing Belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong – is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood, and throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become.
- Experiencing Being: Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life. The early childhood years are not solely preparation for the future but also about the present.
- Experiencing Becoming: Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphasises learning to participate fully and actively in society.
Our School readiness program focuses around the five Learning Outcomes and is designed to capture inclusive and complex learning and development of all children across the birth to five age range. The outcomes are: