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Departments

Educational program

The philosophy of the Austin Child Care Centre provides the foundation that underpins all aspects of program planning and all decisions in every day practice.

Education begins at birth. Care and education are inter-related so the children's curriculum includes:

  • play
  • transitions
  • routines
  • group experiences 

Educators provide a safe, challenging and stimulating indoor and outdoor environment allowing children to make choices, access resources, and understand their world. The materials and experiences provided are inclusive of the diversity of the wider community and support is given to children to maintain their home language. 

The centre offers children new challenges as well as opportunities to extend and explore their ideas and practice skills. This supportive environment assists in promoting security, thinking, curiosity, problem solving, independence and empathy for others.