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With so much information out there on a child’s early learning and development, what do we parents really need to know?

We’ve all done it when a question comes to mind. Should my child be toilet trained by now? When will they feed themselves? Should they be playing with other children? Our first port of call is to ask Google, but the differing views and information often do little more than create more questions, confusion and panic.

We therefore thought we would draw upon Beacon Hill Centre Director Rebecca’s 15 years of early childhood experience to put a few myths to rest.

Making A Difference go beyond child care by providing a pre-school program and education that begins in the nursery. Our early learning program is “Belonging, Being and Becoming” and is from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia. The program also forms a key part of the National Quality Framework (NQF), which ensures we provide the highest quality education and care services in Australia.

Through this program, we nurture your child through an early learning journey that allows them to reach their full potential. Your child is able to develop a strong sense of identity, connect with and contribute to the world, develop a strong sense of wellbeing and can become a confident learner and effective communicator.

Young children’s minds are quite literally ‘like a sponge’. This allows children to absorb information and learn at an incredible pace. I see a wonderful example of this when children enjoy their French lesson with Miss Ingrid.

In response to high demand, our Beacon Hill centre is currently expanding the places available for babies to ensure that all little ones have the opportunity for early learning and development. We are also conscious that this is a special time for you as a parent so we’ll make sure you’re looked after too.

We encourage building strong, open relationships with Making A Difference centre staff so you can keep up to date with how your child is doing and learn about the extra bits you can enjoy at home together.

By coming into the centre and engaging in the activities, you can see why we do what we do. You can form a strong partnership with us so we can work together to provide your child with the best quality early learning and care that specifically caters to their needs and personalities. By visiting us you can also become part of a parent community, which is especially helpful if you’re new to the area.

– it is very easy for our caring nature to take over at home, rather than let our children discover what they can do themselves. The unique and exciting surroundings at Making A Difference, give your children lots to explore and discover, in a safe, happy and healthy environment. Our large outdoor space is just one aspect of our environment which children enjoy exploring everyday including our mudpit.

– Learning at Making A Difference teaches children how to work around other children that they do not know at first. Not only does this prepare the little ones for big school, they are enriched with new social skills and opportunities to practice sharing, manners, patience and new friendships.

– With all of this socialising, comes great communication skills. Even the youngest child quickly learns how to confidently get their ideas and needs across to other children and adults.

A parent’s natural instinct is second to none so visiting a centre is the best way for you to see if it’s the right decision for you and your child. When you visit us you will get to meet the staff to see how welcoming they are and get responses to any questions you may have. Getting to see for yourself if other children are happy, what they are doing and what open space is available to them will give you a good indication of what to do next.

We always welcome centre visits and would love to answer your questions so don’t hesitate to get in touch and take advantage of our open door policy at Beacon Hill.

*Reference

https://edlab.tc.columbia.edu/index.php?q=node/10822

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