Play-based learning is now the cornerstone of curriculum at Petit Early Learning Caloundra, following studies that have found the positive impacts of play-based learning on development and literacy.
“Children learn best when mentally active, engaged and able to make meaningful connections to their lives,” explains Denell, Centre Educational Leader at Petit Caloundra.
Denell explains play-based learning programs at Petit Caloundra include a balance of child-led and teacher-initiated experiences.
“Our educators support children’s agency in the program while being there to support and scaffold their interests when required through the addition of resources, play space and intentional teaching strategies.”
The thoughtful planning of materials engages a child’s curiosity and sparks spontaneous play and interactions as well as playful experiences that encourage learning.
A critical role for educators is to create a safe and creative learning environment for children. “At Petit Early Learning Journey, we value the child’s interests and encourage a holistic approach to child-led play by supporting and valuing their choice, instead of instructing them in what to do.”
Find out more at petitjourney.com.au or call 5405 3621