April News

News from the Office

Happy Easter and Welcome! 

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families that have recently joined us. Thank you for choosing to join our community. We trust that we will keep moving forward in a positive direction for another wonderful year.


 Have your Say

We need your feedback!....we want to hear it. The only way we can make our service strong is to ensure that the needs of our children and families are met. Please arrange a time to see me if you have something you would like to discuss, our door is always open.

 Programming

We aim to offer high quality programs for children, balancing child led experiences and intentional teaching by our educators. We deliver engaging experiences through play with children.

I have been having a few similar conversations with families of late in regards to scaffolding children's learning and ensuring that children are well prepared learners as they move towards prep programs. Trust us, we do.

We are advocates of l earning through play. We are regulated by the Early Years Learning Framework and Kindergarten program and this is reflected in our practices. Play is the foundation for children's well-being and emotional strength. Play allows children the opportunity to showcase their outstanding ability for exploration, imagination, creative ability and development.

Play is fun!

 Easter Bonnet Parade 

We are having a Easter Parade for all of the children on Thursday 14th April.  This will be held in Kindy hours and all of the children have been busy making their hats for the parade, so there is no need to do anything.  Just sit back and wait for the photos! 

From all of the staff at Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre, we wish you a safe and chocolate filled Easter break

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 Serve and Return- Conversation Tips for families

Serve and return occurs when an infant or young child gestures, babbles or cries and an adult responds with appropriate eye contact, words or actions. These two-way interactions are very important because they build neural connections in the child's brain and create a foundation for all future development, learning and wellbeing.

1. Notice the serve and share the child's focus of attention. If the child looks or points at something, makes a sound or facial expression or moves their limbs, then this is a serve.

2. Return the serve by encouraging and supporting. Once you notice the serve, your return could be anything from a nod or smile to a cuddle and some kind words. You might pass them the toy they're pointing at, play a game or excitedly say, "I see!"

3. Name it! This naming practice helps the child make important language connections in their brain. It gives them words to use, lets them know what to expect, shows that you care and generally helps the child understand the world around them.

4. Take turns. The aim of serve and return is to keep the interactions going back-and-forth for several turns. So every time you return a serve, wait and give the child time to respond.

5.  At the end of the day, serve and return interactions are all about combining care, play and the serious business of brain-building. They lay the foundations for a child's lifelong learning, wellbeing and behaviour, and provide quality time between parent and child. 

Friday, 07 February 2022. https://www.careforkids.com.au/

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