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Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre offers an Emergent Curriculum that is rooted in the Australian Government’s Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). 

Our curriculum is designed to cater to the needs of children from birth to their transition into primary school, nurturing their sense of belonging, being, and becoming as a valued part of our early learning community.

With a focus on six key learning areas, our curriculum ensures a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience. Through a balance of structured and unstructured play-based learning, we create an environment that supports the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of each child.

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, our ultimate goal is to provide a personalised approach to early education, recognising and celebrating the unique learning journey of every child.

Key Learning Areas

Literacy & Numeracy

We offer children meaningful everyday experiences with literacy and numeracy to develop foundational knowledge and skills.

Exploration

We offer children open-ended sensory learning experiences that develop fine motor skills, concentration, and problem-solving.

Wellbeing

Children participate in daily music and movement activities to develop rhythm, motor skills, coordination, and an appreciation for music.

Creativity

Through art, craft, role play, and language activities, children develop their confidence, creativity, and individuality.

Sustainability

Children build connections with nature through sensory exploration and an introduction to sustainable practices in everyday life.

Culture & Belonging

Learning about and celebrating culture, diversity, and inclusion helps us foster children's sense of being, belonging, and becoming.

Literacy and Numeracy

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, we foster children’s development of early literacy and numeracy skills through play-based activities that align with their interests and passions. By creating a joyful and interactive learning environment, we ignite children’s curiosity and provide them with meaningful experiences to expand their vocabulary, develop language skills, and comprehend the fundamental principles of mathematics.

Example Learning Activities
  • Magnetic Letter and Number Tracing 
  • Letter and Number of the Week
  • Reading, Music, and Songs 
  • Hands-on Counting Activities 
  • Moveable Alphabet 
  • Phonics Practice 
  • Number Cards and Counters 
  • Letter and Number Matching Cards 
  • Word and Picture Matching Cards
  • Name Writing Practice 

Exploration

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, we recognise that children learn best through hands-on exploration. That’s why sensory exploration and messy play are integral parts of our education program. Through these experiences, we support the development of fine motor skills, concentration, problem-solving, and curiosity. Children engage in activities with various textures and materials, freely exploring, manipulating, and creating. This immersive play stimulates their imagination, senses, and fosters cognitive and physical development. 

Example Learning Activities
  • Science Experiments and STEAM Activities 
  • Construction and Building 
  • Interest-Based Projects
  • Messy Play and Tuff Trays
  • Loose Parts Play
  • Natural Play 
  • Small World Activities 
  • Sensory Tubs
  • Play dough
  • Light Table with X-Rays
  • Mirrors and Coloured Perspex

Wellbeing

Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on  Wellbeing, encompassing essential subjects to support the physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of our children. From self-care and hygiene practices to emotional regulation, and safety education, we prioritise a holistic approach to foster overall wellbeing, emotional intelligence, social competence, and lifelong healthy habits.

Example Learning Activities
  • Self-Care and Hygiene
  • Emotional Awareness and Regulation
  • Social Skills and Relationships
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation
  • Physical Health, Nutrition, and Fitness
  • Safety Education
  • Emotional Resilience and Problem-Solving
  • Positive Self-Image and Self-Esteem
  • Manners and Courtesy 
  • Munch and Move 

Creativity

Our creativity program ignites imagination and fosters artistic expression. Through engaging activities, children explore diverse art mediums, develop fine motor skills, and enhance creative thinking. We embrace music and movement, allowing children to discover rhythm, coordination, and appreciation for diverse types of music. Dramatic play is celebrated, enabling children to immerse themselves in imaginative storytelling and role-playing, enhancing their social skills and self-confidence. By nurturing a love for art, literature, and collaboration, our creativity program lays the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of creativity, self-expression, and artistic exploration.

Example Learning Activities
  • Art
  • Music and Movement 
  • Dramatic Play 
  • Creative Crafts 
  • Storytelling 
  • Sensory Art
  • Art Appreciation 
  • Languages i.e. Mandarin, French, Italian 
  • Group Projects

Environment

Sustainability is an integral part of our curriculum at Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre. We instill a deep understanding of the importance of caring for the environment and fostering sustainable practices. Through engaging activities, children learn about conservation, recycling, biodiversity, renewable energy, and sustainable habits. They actively participate in nature exploration, eco-friendly projects, and community initiatives, cultivating a sense of responsibility towards the planet. By embedding sustainability into our curriculum, we empower children to become environmentally conscious individuals who will make a positive impact on the world around them.

Example Learning Activities
  • Nature and Outdoor Exploration
  • Documenting the Adventures of Gula the Koala – Our Sustainability Mascot
  • Eco-Warriors Program
  • Community Garden
  • Recycled Craft
  • Community Engagement
  • Animal and Wildlife Protection
  • Conservation and Recycling
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • Renewable Energy

Culture and Belonging

At Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre, we recognise the importance of fostering an inclusive and culturally rich environment where children develop a strong sense of identity, appreciation for diversity, and a feeling of belonging. Through interactive activities, discussions, and experiences, we celebrate various cultures, traditions, and languages. By promoting cultural understanding and inclusivity, we create a nurturing space where children feel valued, accepted, and encouraged to express their unique identities and lay the foundation for building a harmonious community that celebrates diversity and promotes a sense of unity.

Example Learning Activities
  • Family Tree
  • Exploring Cultural Diversity
  • Celebrating Cultural Events 
  • Learning Projects About Cultures, Inclusion, and People with Diverse Abilities 
  • Learning About Community Helpers/Emergency Services
  • Role Play and Lessons About Friendship, Manners, and Cooperation
  • Learning About Inclusion and Acceptance 
  • Community Celebrations
  • Community Service and Volunteering

Contact Us

Pearls of Wisdom Early Learning Centre provides outstanding early education and care to children aged six weeks to six years. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your family’s early education and care needs.