Our educational program is developed based on the learning theories of Reggio Emilia, Montessori and the Steiner approach plus more. We believe that children learn at different times and use different approaches, therefore utilising a range of learning theories helps all children grow, learn and develop in their own time.
Using the foundations of the learning theories, our educational program focuses on the children’s interests, ideas and needs to further their development in a range of different areas. We value family feedback and this information helps work within our educational program.
Our educational program is guided by the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework, as well as the principles and practices that help guide educators towards creating a quality program. The National Quality Framework is also used to guide the services practices and procedures to ensure that Smarties Early Learning Centre is implementing high quality, best practices at all times.