Preschool Philosophy

Langwarrin Park Preschool Philosophy

Langwarrin Park Preschool is a welcoming and inclusive service with a nurturing and stimulating environments for all children. We aim for everyone to feel a sense of belonging at our Preschool.
All staff work with families and the wider community to ensure that each child develops their own identities and understanding of the world. We understand that every child is unique, and their life tells a story. As a service we acknowledge and respect that families are children’s first teachers and invite families to be actively involved in our program and our community.
We believe that children learn and develop best through play-based experiences. A balance of child-initiated experiences and intentional teaching is achieved through the planning and implementation of an Emergent Curriculum. Through play, children are active contributors to their learning and gain a lifelong love of learning. Staff highly value and support the agency of every child.
Our programming is underpinned by the VEYLDF and the National Curriculum Framework. As Early Childhood Professionals we strive to deliver high quality education incorporating the Child Safe Standards, Indigenous culture, sustainability, and the natural environment in our daily practice.
Staff work collaboratively across our service to ensure that all children receive the same opportunities whilst adapting the programs to the needs of each child and each group. Every staff member’s skill, knowledge and experience are utilised collectively. We critically reflect on our own practices regularly to ensure that we are continuously enhancing our preschool programs and environment. It is our aim as educators to scaffold each child’s learning, assisting them to reach their full potential by providing an environment in which their interests, strengths and needs are acknowledged.
We celebrate children as competent and capable beings. We believe that children are limitless in their capacity to succeed.